Noun - Person, Place, Thing

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Noun - Person, Place, Thing
Language - Grammar
Person Place Thing.JPG
Materialscategory labels: person, place, thing
cards with noun words

In this activity the child learns sorts noun word cards into one of three categories: person, place, or thing.


(The concepts of abstract nouns and proper nouns are not taught until later.)

  1. Take the box of cards to a mat or table.
  2. Set the box in the upper right corner of the workspace.
    Person Place Thing 1.jpg
  3. Take out the category labels and set them across the top of the workspace.
    "Nouns are naming words. A noun could be the name of a person, the name of a place, or the name of a thing."
    Person Place Thing 2.jpg
  4. Take out the noun word cards. Have the child read the first card.
    Person Place Thing 3.jpg
  5. Place the card under the appropriate category heading.
    Person Place Thing 4.jpg
  6. Continue until all the word cards are sorted.
    Person Place Thing 5.jpg

Points of Interest

Control of Error

  • Colored stickers could be put on the backs to act as a control of error.

Variations and Extensions


Make Your Own

  • Printable Person, Place, Thing sorting

Where to Buy

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