Nouns in Sentences

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10698

Nouns are all around, in the air and on the ground! Your hometown is a noun! Why, even your name is a noun! Nouns tell you who or what, and you'll practice finding and using nouns online and outside!



English / Language Arts
learning style
Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Otter, Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Look around the room you are in and name ten things you see. I am sure you named people, things, food, and maybe even a pet! Do you know what all of these things have in common?

All of the things you named are nouns!

Do you remember what nouns are?

Let this Naming Words - Noun Lesson for Kindergarten Kids video help you review:


After watching the video, explain nouns to your teacher or parent.

If you said that a noun is the naming word for a person, place, thing, or animal, you are correct! Nouns are all around you!

Nouns are very important when you are speaking and writing because they tell who or what.

If you just said, "Fell over," that would not make sense, because we don't know who or what fell. You could be talking about a plant, a cup of water, or even your baby sister. But we wouldn't know unless you added a noun to the sentence.

Next, listen to the story A Mink, a Fink, a Skating Rink: What is a Noun? by Brain P. Clearly, read by Jenna Langel(below). After you are finished with the story, name three nouns you heard. Share those three nouns with your teacher or parent, and let them know if each noun is a person, place, thing, or animal.


The book also includes a few proper nouns.

Do you remember what proper noun examples are in the book? You can look back if you need help. A proper noun is a specific name, and it is always capitalized. For example, "city" is a noun because it is a place, but it is a common noun because it does not tell about a specific place. The name of a specific city, like Phoenix, would be capitalized.

You can watch this fun video of the Best Noun Song Ever!! to learn more about nouns. You will have a quiz in the following section, so pay attention!

When you are finished, continue on to the Got It? section to play some games with nouns!

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