Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Commas with Adjectives and Lists topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Tasty Adjectives

Eat a healthy meal together and have your child describe what he or she eats. Encourage your child to think of the texture, color, and flavor of the food. Then have him or her describe the food in a sentence using two or more adjectives. Write the sentence down together and model using commas to separate the adjectives. You may wish to write sentences that contain incorrect comma use and have your child proofread your work. You might also repeat the activity prior to cooking a meal and have your child write a menu that describes what will be served. Decorate and display the menu on your refrigerator or table for other family members to read.

I Spy a List

Play “I Spy” with your child and have him or her “spy” three or more items. For example, you might say, “I spy with my eye a fork, a spoon, and a knife.” Have your child locate the objects you were thinking of, then write the sentence together, paying special attention to the commas. Repeat the activity again with other items. Take turns writing the sentences, or write the sentence without commas and have your child add them in as a proofreading exercise.