Verbs: Action Words
When you act, you do something or perform a role.
You bake food in the oven, making breads, cakes, and cookies.
When you break something, it is separated into two or more pieces or is cracked. Broken things are often unusable.
When something is chopped, it is cut into smaller pieces.
When you clap your hands together they make a noise.
Babies crawl to move around.
Sometimes people cry when they’re sad or upset.
When you move your body rhythmically, you are dancing.
To dash is to move very quickly.
You can dig a hole using a shovel.
People need to drink water every day.
You can earn money by working.
We eat when we are hungry.
If you lose your balance, you can slip and fall.
When something flies, it goes through the air without falling. Many animals, like flies, butterflies and birds, can fly. People can fly in airplanes and helicopters.
When you let someone have something, you are giving it to them.
When you go, you are moving.
If you have something, you are in possession of it or it is a characteristic of yours.
We hear things with our ears. Our ears give us a sense of hearing.
It takes good coordination to juggle.
When you jump, you go up and down.
When you kneel, your knees are on the floor.
Sweaters and socks are made by knitting.
People laugh at funny things, like jokes.
When you learn, you find out something new.
When you move, you are not still.
When you nod your head, you move it up and down.
When you play, you are having fun.
When you point at something, you call attention to it using your pointer finger.
When you pull something, you make it move by tugging at it.
When you push something, you make it move by pressing against it.
People read newspapers, books, magazines, the Internet, and other things.
When you take a ride, you travel on something else, like a bicycle, a horse, or other means of transportation.
Running is faster than walking.
When you scream, you talk in a very loud, emotional voice.
We see with our eyes. Our eyes give us a sense of sight.
You can sew using a needle and thread. Clothes are made by sewing.
When you shower, you wash your body in a stream of falling water.
When you shrug, you raise your shoulders in order to show that you don’t know, aren’t interested in, or have doubts about something.
When you sit you rest your legs.
When you ski, you glide over snow or water.
We need to sleep every night.
If you lose your balance, you can slip.
We smell odors with our nose.
People usually smile when they’re happy.
To break with a sharp sound.
People speak in many different languages.
When a liquid splashes, parts of it scatter around. Children like to splash around in a pool.
When you splatter something, parts of it are scattered around. Paint can splatter when you are doing art work.
When something is split, it is divided into two pieces.
When you stand, you are on your feet.
You can sweep the floor with a broom.
When you swim, you move around in the water.
People talk in many different languages.
When you teach someone, they learn something.
You can think of amazing things.
When you throw something, you use your arm to send it through the air.
Tickling someone can make them laugh.
When two things touch, they are in physical contact with each other.
When you twist you pivot your body.
When you understand something, you know it very well or you know how it works.
When you unzip something, you open a zipper.
When you use something you do something with it.
When you vote, you are expressing your choice for something or someone, along with other people as part of a group decision.
To walk is to move on foot. Walking is slower than running.
This girl is waving to her friends.
Sometimes people weep when they’re sad.
When you wiggle you twist and move all over.
When you work, you do a task.
When you write, you put words on paper.
Sometimes people yawn when they’re tired.
When you yell, you shout in a very loud voice.
When you zip something up, you close a zipper.