Schoolhouse Rock is a favorite of teachers and kids. Kids love getting up and dancing. They don’t realize while they’re singing along that they are actually learning grammar skills. We’ve created sorting cards for the nouns from the song “A Noun is a Person, Place or Thing”. It includes all of the nouns – which can lead to some fun vocabulary discussions. Also, the song includes famous musicians like Chubby Checker, The Monkees and The Beatles. Take a pause to share these artists with the kids. This activity includes the nouns written on cards – just print and cut. There is a recording sheet in case you choose to have the students copy the words. In our classrooms, we had the students cut apart the cards and draw a picture on or around each noun. Students then glues them on a large piece of construction paper along with the headings.
As an extension, have students cut pictures from magazines that will fit into each category. Students should glue two or three pictures in each category to show their understanding. Noun Pictures Printable