Verbs for Kids

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Learning language is an essential part of a child’s development, and verbs play a crucial role in communicating actions and events. In this article, we will explore common verbs for kids, including everyday actions and activities that children are likely to encounter in their daily lives.

Common Verbs for Kids

Action Verbs for Kids

  • Ride
  • Sit down
  • Stand up
  • Fight
  • Laugh
  • Read
  • Play
  • Listen
  • Cry
  • Think
  • Sing
  • Watch TV
  • Dance
  • Turn on
  • Turn off
  • Win
  • Fly
  • Cut
  • Throw away
  • Sleep
  • Close
  • Open
  • Write
  • Give
  • Jump
  • Eat
  • Drink
  • Cook
  • Wash
  • Wait
  • Climb
  • Talk
  • Crawl
  • Dream
  • Dig
  • Clap
  • Knit
  • Sew
  • Smell
  • Kiss
  • Hug
  • Snore
  • Bathe
  • Bow
  • Paint
  • Dive
  • Ski
  • Stack
  • Buy
  • Shake

Verbs of Body Movement

  • Bend
  • Lift
  • Carry
  • Kneel
  • Hold
  • Sit
  • Drag
  • Jump
  • Leap
  • Pick up
  • Punch
  • Pull
  • Dive
  • Push
  • Run
  • Lean
  • Squat
  • Throw
  • Tiptoe
  • Walk
  • Hit
  • Catch
  • Kick
  • Kiss
  • Clap
  • Laugh
  • Dance
  • Break
  • Stand
  • Jog
  • March
  • Wave
  • Talk
  • Open
  • Cartwheel
  • Put down
  • Stretch
  • Drop
  • Point
  • Slip
  • Trip
  • Look
  • Cry
  • Lie down
  • Pour
  • Crawl

Cooking Verbs for Kids

  • Break
  • Melt
  • Spread
  • Layer
  • Roll out
  • Fry
  • Peel
  • Mix
  • Whip
  • Saute
  • Taste
  • Cut
  • Chop
  • Slice
  • Grate
  • Boil
  • Steam
  • Pinch
  • Pour
  • Add
  • Barbecue
  • Roast
  • Bake
  • Stir
  • Weigh

Classroom Verbs for Kids

  • Teach
  • Think
  • Spell
  • Give
  • Study
  • Read
  • Cut
  • Experiment
  • Observe
  • Listen
  • Play
  • Sing
  • Say
  • Draw
  • Count
  • Calculate
  • Open
  • Close
  • Paint
  • Show
  • Explain
  • Ask

Classroom Verbs for Kids

Housework and Repair Verbs

  • Fold
  • Iron
  • Hang
  • Dry
  • Make (the bed)
  • Change (the sheets)
  • Vacuum
  • Take out (the rubbish/ garbage)
  • Wipe off (the table)
  • Scrub
  • Repair
  • Tighten
  • Nail
  • Drill

Restaurant Verbs for Kids

  • Give – The waiter gives me the menu.
  • Drink – Can I have something to drink?
  • Serve – They serve good nosh in the cafeteria.
  • Pay – Can I pay by installment payment?
  • Eat – You can’t eat your cake and have it.
  • Cook – The pizza will then take about twenty minutes to cook.
  • Hold – Hold the knife at an angle.
  • Light – Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
  • Order – What do you suggest I order?
  • Spread – He spread some strawberry jam on his toast.
  • Lift – He couldn’t lift the table and no more could I.
  • Write – Write it down on a piece of paper.
  • Slice – It’s best to slice into a rich cake from the middle.
  • Stack – They are specially packaged so that they stack easily.
  • Set (the table) – He is setting the table…

Sport and Exercise Actions

  • Walk – Don’t try to walk before you can crawl.
  • Run – Do not run too fast after gain.
  • Stretch – Breathe in through your nose as you stretch up.
  • Jump – Can you jump over the river?
  • Bounce – Bounce the ball and try and hit it over the net.
  • Serve – Serving is arguably the most important aspect of the game, as it is the one shot which has to be in every single rally.
  • Lie down – For this exercise, it is best to lie down, or sit with both feet on the floor.
  • Sit – Sit on the floor, stretching your legs out in front of you.
  • Bend – Lie flat and let your knees bend.
  • Kneel – Do not run, stand, kneel or spin in the slide.
  • Ride – Life is a horse, and either you ride it or it rides you.
  • Kick – The kids love to kick a ball against my wall.
  • Hop – I tried to hop on my good foot while holding onto Jim…