Possessive Nouns Activities

Instructor: Frank Clint

Frank has been an educator for over 10 years. He has a doctorate degree in education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction.

Get your students excited about practicing with possessive nouns. These simple activities require little advance preparation and incorporate all of the best practices you already know about or may already use in the classroom!

Engaging Possessive Noun Activities

Instead of using traditional worksheets, try incorporating some of these activities to get your students moving and collaborating with one another. You can find new and interesting ways to adapt these activities to fit the needs of your students and the materials in your classroom.

Possessive Noun Scavenger Hunt



  • numbered pictures of people with items that they own (image provided is an example)
  • paper
  • pencil


The only preparation is to locate the images and number them ahead of time. You also need to tape them around the room in different places that are not so easy for students to find.

How to Play:

1. Ask students to number a piece of paper according to the number of images you have set up.

2. Pair students up.

3. Have students go around the room and write down the possessive noun and what the noun owns. For example, in the picture provided, students would write girl's dog.

4. The goal is for students to find all of the numbers on their paper and write the correct possessive noun next to it. You should monitor students for understanding of the concept.

Singular and Plural Possessive Swat


  • two fly swatters
  • chalkboard or marker board

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