Have you seen a big mountain? Or what about a small ant? Do you like cold days or warm weather? Adjectives are the words that describe the world and everything that's in it! They are used to describe nouns and give more information about things.  Words like beautiful, colorful or bright are adjective which provide details, making the sentences more graphic and meaningful.

Children start learning about people and the world from an early age, as soon as they're born! That’s why teaching children adjectives is the perfect way to give them more tools to know and experience the world they live in. Also, by learning how to use adjectives to describe people, kids start to feel more in control of their own world. They can make sure to identify the members of their families, their favorite toys and even make descriptions of their daily happenings. 

The list of descriptive words and adjectives is extensive, there are different categories of adjectives according to what type of description they make, like color, shape, size, appearance or sound. 



Words to describe a person


tall

short

young

old

pretty

big

small

friendly

nice



Personality Adjectives

creative

kind

cheerful

adventurous

brave

funny

honest

calm

proud

silly

jolly

happy

mysterious

nervous

clumsy



List of Adjectives

As you can see, there are many adjectives. Let's see a list of the most common ones in each category. 


Appearance Adjectives

adorable

cute

clean

elegant

dirty

handsome

plain

beautiful

clear


Shape Adjectives

flat

high

hollow

narrow

round

square

wide


Size Adjectives

immense

little

tiny 

huge

massive


Condition Adjectives 

wrong

helpful

better

clever

famous


Sound Adjectives 

loud

noisy

quiet

raspy

faint



Adjective Examples


Giraffes are tall.

Cat - Animals name

Cats are short.

Young - Describing People Vocabulary

This is a young boy.

Old - Describing People Vocabulary

My grandpa is old.

Rabbit - Animals name

Look! A pretty bunny.

Ugly - Descriptive Words Vocabulary

Monsters are ugly and scary!

Big - Describing People Vocabulary

Whales are really big

Ant  - Hormiga

Ants are small.



Coloring cards about adjectives

Learning adjectives might be a difficult task for the little ones since there are many and their uses are vast. However, this is also one of the topics that can be taught in a myriad of creative ways, for example through some fun coloring cards where children can learn these important words and also practice their painting skills.


Coloring cards about adjectives

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