Parts of Speech: Prepositions

The idea of prepositions can be tricky for children. The definition of a preposition is a word or phrase that connects a noun or pronoun to a verb or adjective in a sentence. An example of a preposition is the word “with” in the following; “I’m going with her.”(source: › preposition)

My young granddaughter is learning about prepositions right now and I was trying to think of a fun way for her to remember the easier ones that show direction. Since it is fall I thought of a squirrel and a tree. What can a squirrel do in relation to a tree?

She can sit in the tree.                                      He can stand beside the tree.

He can be near the tree.                                   She can run to the tree.

She can climb on the tree.                               He can run from the tree.

He ran between the branches.                        She can sit on the branch.

We learn best by involving as many senses as we can so I found a squirrel on and a leaf template and created a tree to allow her to move the squirrel around to demonstrate the prepositions. This is just to give you an idea of what I did. I would add to the tree as she learns more prepositions.



Do you have children who enjoy learning things by song? The Preposition Song

Here is a list of prepositions for you to use as a reference for your own activity.


List of Prepositions in English Grammar



2 thoughts on “Parts of Speech: Prepositions

  1. Cute idea, Lisa. My girls learned their prepositions to the tune of “Yankee Doodle,” and that tune also worked well for books of the Bible & presidents. 🙂


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