How to Brighten Up Your Child’s Vocabulary Using Summer Verbs!

Did you know?

There is more than one type of verb! You will find that verbs can be divided into many different categories. These include:

  • finite and non-finite verbs
  • transitive and intransitive verbs
  • powerful verbs
  • past, present, and future tense verbs
  • regular and irregular verbs

Future, Present, and Past Summer Verbs

Children are expected to identify and use the different tenses a verb can express during elementary school. These include the future (things that will happen later), present (things that are happening now), and past tense (things that have already happened).

For example:

Future tense: Joe will talk to his friends.

Present tense: Joe is talking to his friends.

Past tense: Joe spoke to his friends.

When covering the different tenses of verbs, it is also important to learn about irregular past-tense verbs. These are verbs used in the past tense but don’t end in “-ed.” For example, swam, felt, ate, and fell.

Exciting summer verbs you should try this vacation season!

Who said grammar couldn’t be fun?! To help you show your children just how great learning about verbs can be, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite summer verbs that we love to include on our summer checklist! Check them out below, and be sure to let us know what you and your family get up to this summer:

  • Go for a swim: Dive in with a ginormous belly flop into the pool, where you can splash, glide, and float about for hours before getting out to dry yourself off.
  • Play at the park: Have fun as you slide, crawl, climb, hang, run, and swing! If you have time, take a short stroll through the park to chat and enjoy nature.
  • Go for a picnic: Leave plenty of room in your belly to guzzle, slurp, chomp, and chew, all kinds of delicious food! Don’t forget to bring a drink to quench your thirst.
  • Play sports: Make sure you warm up with some stretches before you play! Cheer and encourage your teammates as you hit, throw, catch, or slide your way to a big win!
  • Go on a bike ride: How fast can you pedal? Steer, balance, tilt, grip, grab, and accelerate on an awesome bike ride.
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