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English for kids


Adjectives are the words that help kids describe their world in a more detailed way. Here you'll find information, games and activities to teach your children this important topic.

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 graphics 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 are 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:

Personality adjectives / Appearance

Shape / Size / Condition / Sound


List of Adjectives

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



Personality Adjectives

creative / kind / cheerful / adventurous

brave / funny / honest / calm

mysterious / silly / jolly / happy

proud / nervous / clumsy / friendly / nice



Appearance Adjectives

adorable / cute / clean / elegant

dirty / tall / plain / beautiful

clear / handsome / short / young

old / pretty / big / friendly / small



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.



Song About Adjectives for Kids



? Coloring Flashcards 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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