Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the Possessive Nouns topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Elephant in the Room
Ask your students “What is an elephant like?” You may wish to show a picture of an elephant that students can use as reference. Have student volunteers answer the question in a complete sentence either in words, on the board, or in their notebooks. Then together as a class, rewrite the sentence using a possessive noun. For example, a student might say, “An elephant has big ears.” You can rewrite the sentence as, “An elephant’s ears are big.” You can continue the activity with other animals or objects.


Have small groups or partners brainstorm different plural nouns together. Make sure students come up with plural nouns that end in “s” and those that do not end in “s”. Then have a student use the word to create a possessive plural noun and another partner can use the word in a sentence. For example, if a partner brainstorms the word “butterflies”, another partner can write “butterflies’ wings”, and another partner can write, “Butterflies’ wings are colorful.” Encourage students to look over each other’s work and share their sentences with other groups.