Singular and Plural Nouns Games, ESL Activities and Worksheets

Make it Plural

ESL Singular and Plural Nouns Game - Grammar: Matching, Spelling - Group work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 20 minutes

In this singular and plural nouns game, students make singular nouns plural and spell the plural forms. Players take it in turns to turn over one word card and one picture card. If a player turns over a singular noun (e.g. a match) and a corresponding plural picture, the player says the plural form of the noun in the picture and spells it, e.g. two matches, M-A-T-C-H-E-S. If the two cards match and the plural form and spelling are correct, the player keeps the cards and has another turn. If the two cards don't match, the player turns them back over. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
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Singular to Plural Crossword

ESL Singular and Plural Nouns Crossword - Vocabulary Activity: Crossword, Changing Word Forms, Spelling - Elementary (A1-A2) - 20 minutes

In this free singular and plural nouns activity, students complete a crossword by changing singular nouns into plural nouns. Working alone, students read the singular noun for each clue and write the plural form of the noun in the crossword. The crossword contains plural nouns that end in -s, -es, -ies, -ves, irregular plural nouns and nouns that have the same singular and plural form. When the students have finished, review the answers together as a class by asking one student to read a clue and another student to write the plural form of the noun on the board. Students score one point for each correctly spelt plural noun. The student with the most points wins.
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Singular or Plural?

ESL Singular and Plural Nouns Worksheet - Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises: Gap-fill, Categorizing, Multiple Choice, Error Correction - Elementary (A1-A2) - 30 minutes

Here is a singular and plural nouns worksheet for elementary students. Students begin by writing plural forms of nouns in four groups (plural nouns ending in -s, -es, -ies, and irregular plural nouns). Students then do an exercise where they put each singular noun into its correct group and write the plural form. Students then move on to choose the correct answers in a set of sentences. Finally, students correct mistakes in sentences that use singular and plural nouns and rewrite them.
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What do you see?

ESL Singular and Plural Nouns Game - Grammar: Spelling, Forming Sentences - Group work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

Here is a fun singular and plural nouns board game to help students practice plural nouns and their spelling. Students take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a student lands on a square, they say what they see in the picture by making a sentence using the plural form of the singular noun under the picture, e.g. 'I see two butterflies'. The student then spells the plural noun. The referee checks the student's spelling of the plural noun on the answer key. If the sentence and spelling are correct, the student scores two points. If not, the student doesn't score anything. The game ends when a student reaches the finish. The referee then adds up the scores and reveals the winner.
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Perplexing Plurals

ESL Singular and Plural Nouns Activity - Vocabulary and Grammar: Gap-fill, Spelling, Guessing - Pair work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this singular and plural nouns activity, students take part in a quiz where they complete fun facts with plural nouns and numbers. In pairs, students choose a suitable noun to complete each fact, changing the noun into its plural form. Next, students look at numbers and write the number that they think belongs with each fact. Pairs score one point for each correct plural noun and one point for each correct number. The pair with the most points wins.
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Singular and Plural Nouns Practice

ESL Singular and Plural Nouns Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Matching, Changing Word Forms, Identifying, Error Correction, Gap-fill - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

Here is a singular and plural nouns worksheet for pre-intermediate students. Students start by matching sentence halves together to form grammar rules for changing singular nouns to plural nouns. Students then change singular nouns to plural nouns. Next, students change irregular nouns into their plural forms. After that, students underline the correct plural form of the nouns in each sentence. Students then move on to identify the incorrect plural noun in each sentence and rewrite it correctly. Following that, students complete sentences with nouns in brackets in their correct form. Lastly, students complete each sentence with two nouns from a box using their plural form when needed.
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Singular to Plural

ESL Singular to Plural Game - Vocabulary and Grammar: Matching, Forming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Group work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this fun singular nouns and plural nouns game, students match singular nouns with their correct plural endings and forms. In groups, students take it in turns to turn over two cards. If a student turns over a singular noun and a matching plural ending or form, the student scores a point. The student can then score an extra point by making a sentence with the plural noun. The student then keeps the cards and has another turn. If the cards don't match, the student turns them back over. The student with the most points at the end of the game wins. Finally, review the correct answers and pronunciation of the plural endings with the class.
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Singular vs. Plural

ESL Singular and Plural Nouns Board Game - Reading and Speaking Activity - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

Here is an engaging singular and plural nouns game to help students practice or revise the two noun forms and their spelling. The game cards are numbered from 1 to 6 and are used instead of a dice. The cards also vary in difficulty, number 1 cards are quite easy and number 6 cards are fairly difficult. The students move forward in the game according to the number on the card by giving the plural form of the singular noun on the card and spelling it correctly. The game begins with player 2 picking up a card and reading the singular noun on the card to Player 1. Player 1 then tries to give the plural form of the noun and spell it. If Player 1 gives the correct plural form and spelling, the student moves the number of squares indicated on the card. If Player 1 gives the wrong plural form or spells the plural noun incorrectly, the student stays on the same square. Player 3 then picks up a game card from the top of the pile for Player 2 and so on. The first player to reach the finish wins the game.
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