Introduction: When we talk about something happening in the past, we must use the past tense forms of the verbs. Our children with language delays can have trouble learning how to switch these verbs to talk about the past tense. This worksheet pack will help the child practice using past tense verbs in sentences. The pack contains 3 worksheets with 4 verbs per worksheet.
1. Point to the first picture in a pair and read the sentence below it (example: “Here comes the ball”).
2. Now, point to the second picture in the pair and ask the child “what happened?”. At first, tell the child the answer (example: “she caught the ball”) using the correct past tense form of the verb in parentheses. Once the child starts to understand, have her answer the question “what happened” on her own. If she forgets to use the past tense form of the verb, remind her that we need to change some words when we talk about actions that happened in the past.
3. Continue to practice this way for all of the worksheets in the pack. If the child is struggling focus on one worksheet at a time until the child has mastered it.