Detective Adjective Game

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Detective Adjective Game
Language - Grammar
Detective Adjective Game.jpg
Age5.5 +
PrerequisitesGeometric Cabinet
Adjective Game
Logical Adjective Game
MaterialsDetective Adjective Game triangles
Grammar Symbol set
paper slips

This activity helps the child learn the function of adjectives.
(I need to retake these photos as I forgot to remove the triangles that do not apply as each new adjective is added.)


  1. Take the material to a mat or table.
    Detective Adjective Game 1.JPG
  2. Step two
    Detective Adjective Game 2.JPG
  3. Step three
    Detective Adjective Game 3.JPG
  4. Step four
    Detective Adjective Game 4.JPG
  5. Step five
    Detective Adjective Game 5.JPG
  6. Step six
    Detective Adjective Game 6.JPG
  7. Step seven
    Detective Adjective Game 7.JPG

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • Two children play together. The first draws one of the labels without showing the other child. The second child asks questions to try to find out which triangle the first is thinking of. "Is your triangle blue?" "Is your triangle acute?" etc.
  • Play the board game Guess Who.


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