Holiday Nouns

Contributor: Beth Price. Lesson ID: 10049

Nouns are words that name people, places, ideas, and things. In this quick lesson, using printed worksheets, you will brainstorm and name as many nouns as you can about a favorite topic: Holidays!


Grammar, Verbal Communication

English / Language Arts
learning style
personality style
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • What do you think of when you read or hear these words: "turkey," "feast," "Pilgrim," "Mayflower," "November," and "autumn"?
  • Do these words remind you of a holiday that many people celebrate?

Let's brainstorm more words called nouns that you may enjoy throughout the year!

A noun is a word used to name a person, place, or thing, like "teacher," "Texas," "or toad."

Sometimes, nouns are called naming words.

Print two copies of the Nouns Name People, Places, and Things worksheet from Downloadable Resources in the right-hand sidebar — one for you and one for your parent, teacher, or friend.

Set a timer for, say, five minutes, and see who can brainstorm and list the most nouns in that time!

In the first column, list names of people you know:

  • Examples: Mom, doctor

In the second column, list names of places:

  • Examples: park, school, Wal-mart

In the third column, list names of things:

  • Examples: ball, pencil

When you complete the table, read the nouns you both have listed.

Now, continue on to the Got It? section to think about holiday nouns!

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