Verb tenses are more fun to study when they’re Christmas related! Today’s printable is all about Past, Present, and Future Tense Verbs for Christmas.
You’ll find three pages of verbs in the present tense. Each verb includes a cute illustration that your child can color to add to the fun. The pages also include spaces for your child to write a sentence using each verb in present tense and in past tense.
Of course you can use these pages in other ways if you’d like! If you have older children (middle elementary or older), you could use the verbs to talk about being consistent with verb tenses when you write a story. Make up a silly story in which you shift verb tenses from past to present to future, and pay attention to how confusing it can be!
Discuss verb tenses and why we need them. Are there other ways (besides verb tenses) to let your reader know if your sentence or story is happening now or it happened in the past or will happen in the future?
Use this as a creative writing and thinking exercise. How might Christmas look in the future? Will we still sing the same songs, wrap and give gifts, eat yummy treats, and decorate Christmas trees? Or might we have different ways to celebrate Christmas?
Use these Christmas verbs to write a story about Christmas in the past. Maybe you can interview a grandparent or older friend to find out how Christmas was celebrated when he or she was a young child. What has changed? What has remained the same?
Talk about Christmas in the present. Have your children use these verbs to write sentences explaining how your family is including each one in your Christmas celebration this year.
Talk about how a sentence must include a subject and a verb. Discuss adding adjectives too so that your sentences will be more interesting. How else can you discuss the parts of speech and use them to make your sentences more descriptive and more interesting?