Easy & Fun Ways to Teach Your Kids Pronouns – A Quick GuideMon, 28 Jun by Kunal
Teaching pronouns to kids seems difficult. But it doesn’t have to be. And so, we’ve compiled this easy quick guide to help you.
Let’s start with brushing up on what you learned in school, and then go on to examples and games that you can use to teach your kids the different types of pronouns.
A pronoun is a word that can be used in place of a noun. Your kids already know pronouns. They use it in their daily speech.
Here’s how you can explain different types of pronouns to kids by giving examples:
Personal Pronouns for Kids
There are two types of personal pronouns – subject pronouns &object pronouns. Let’s look at both of these types separately for easy understanding.
Subject Pronouns for Kids
Subject pronoun indicates the name of a person, place, animal, or thing. But it should come in the subject of the sentence. “I,” “you,” “he,” “she,” “it,” “we,” “you,” and “they” can be categorised as a subject pronoun.
Sentences with subject pronouns:-
“He” is in the class.
“It” is on the table.
Object Pronouns for Kids
The object pronoun is used in place of the object in a sentence. The object is the element that gets affected by the action of the subject. Some examples of object pronouns are “me,” “you,” “him,” “her,” “us,” “them,” etc.
Sentences with object pronouns:-
Simran is talking to “him.”
They are looking for “you.”
Possessive Pronouns for Kids
Possessive pronouns are used to express ownership, for example, “mine,” “yours,” “hers,” “his,”“ours,”and “theirs.”
Sentences with possessive pronouns:-
This car is “mine.”
It is “his” bag.
Relative Pronouns for Kids
Relative pronouns do the job of connecting sentences. Some examples of relative pronouns are “who,”“which,”and “that.”
Sentences with relative pronouns:-
This is the painting “which” I made.
I like people “who” are honest.
Indefinite Pronouns for Kids
Indefinite pronouns are used when you are not referring to any specific person or thing. “All,” “another,” “any,” “each,” “everyone,” “many,”and “few” are some examples of indefinite pronouns.
Sentences with indefinite pronouns:-
“All” my dresses are beautiful.
Do you have “any” extra tickets?
Demonstrative pronouns for kids
Demonstrative pronounce are used when there is an indication of things, near or far from a person. “This,” “these,” “that,” and “those” are demonstrative pronouns.
Sentences with demonstrative pronouns:-
Look at “those” birds.
“This” book is fascinating.
Interrogative Pronouns for kids
When you ask questions, you use interrogative pronouns like “who,”“whom,”“which,”“what,”and “whose.”
Sentences with interrogative pronouns:-
“Whom” did you want to meet?
“Whose” birthday is it today?
Fun Games & Activities to Teach Pronouns to Children
Pronoun Scavenger Hunt
Hide different pictures in a room and give a pronoun to kids. They need to find the image suitable for the pronoun. For instance, if you provide “he,” kids need to find a picture of a male, a female for “she,” and an object or animal for “it.”
Pronoun Card Game
Make cards of pictures and pronouns like the scavenger hunt. Now keep either pronoun or picture card face down on a table. And hand over the other types of cards to the kids. Disclose the cards one by one from the table. Let the kids match suitable pictures with the pronoun.
Let’s jump is kid's favourite pronoun game because they love jumping. Write different pronouns on different mats. Now say a sentence containing a pronoun. Kids need to jump on the mat mentioning the pronoun which you used in the sentence.
The Two Room
In the two-room activity, you take two papers and draw some characters and objects on them. Next, you call the papers room number one and two. Now the kids need to identify the distance of objects from characters using indefinite pronouns like “these” and “those.”
You can find pronoun games and quizzes online like classify pronouns, identify singular & plural pronouns, complete the sentence with pronouns, etc. You can create your own worksheet with the help of these quizzes.
Children need to learn pronouns as it is a vital part of speech. By playing games and doing activities with your kids at home, it will become fun for them to learn important concepts like pronouns. We at PlanetSpark, teach English grammar to kids through fun and interactive sessions in our Grammar Genius module. Click here to know more.