Adjective Cards & Word Banks

Grade Levels
PreK - 5th
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These classroom essentials contain 120 different adjective cards from 10 different adjective categories plus word banks listing tons of different adjectives for each category. This is one adjective set with endless possibilities for teaching – you are not bound by ‘one game only’… own your teaching style with these flexible supports! Great for class use, SLPs, Resource Room and with RTI.


The purpose of this resource is to develop vocabulary, understanding, and use of adjectives in spoken language and writing through easy to comprehend visuals. Specific language and writing activity ideas are included so that you can see how easy this set is to weave into your teaching. You can use them all year round and adapt to any theme, topic, unit or season. These can be especially useful in special education settings.

Read on the blog some FUN ideas to use adjectives to engage your students in therapy.

This resource is in COLOR only, so decide whether this is the best fit for you



✅ -- Adjective Category Cards: There are 12 picture cards for each category, 120 cards in total for color, shape, size, appearance, number, touch, taste, time, sound and feelings.

✅ -- Adjective Word Banks: Contain word lists for each of the 10 categories (e.g. for ‘Size’ the list includes words such as huge, gigantic, small, tiny, puny).

✅ -- Describing List: This is a simple visual scaffold that lists the categories – great for carryover and generalization when students have a grasp of the vocabulary.

✅ -- Editable list now included! Tailor your own words list prompts for your students.

✅ -- Activity Ideas: A range of different ideas and fun games for expressive and receptive language as well as written language. Go on an adjective treasure hunt using 'touch' adjectives, do an 'adjective swap' when reading or maybe make a silly sentence using 3 random adjective cards (plus MUCH more).

✅ -- A range of Common Core Standards are listed, with particular emphasis on K-2 Language and Speaking & Listening streams.


What SLP's like you are saying:

“This really helped my students expand their sentences on their latest writing task!”

“I love that there are a variety of adjectives to choose from. I also love your suggested activities included in the packet.”

“I have used these so many times! I love this product. I use it with many of my students.”

"I have been wanting visuals like this, and love that this can be used for a wide range of expressive/receptive levels"

"Excellent representation of adjectives"

"These were perfect for helping my students to visualize and verbalize!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among closely related verbs (e.g., toss, throw, hurl) and closely related adjectives (e.g., thin, slender, skinny, scrawny).
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe foods that are spicy or juicy).
Use adjectives and adverbs, and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner (e.g., look, peek, glance, stare, glare, scowl) and adjectives differing in intensity (e.g., large, gigantic) by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meanings.
Sort words into categories (e.g., colors, clothing) to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.


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