Concrete nouns can be experienced by your audience in a physical means.

A concrete noun is noun that you can experience, in some shape or form, physically. Concrete nouns are things that we can detect or manipulate with our human sense. You can either touch it, hear it, taste it, feel it, and/or smell it. In most cases concrete nouns can be detected by several of the human senses. An example of a concrete noun would be a baseball mitt, you know the glove that we catch baseballs with. You can definitely touch, feel, and smell a baseball mitt. I wouldn't recommend it, but you can taste a mitt as well. When you are catching a baseball, you can also here the mitt.

Nouns fall into two categories concrete, as we have discussed, and abstract. These are the nouns (people, places, or things) that we cannot detect or perceive with our five senses. In many cases these are human emotions and feelings. For example, honesty is an abstract noun. You cannot detect honesty with your senses unless you are a superhero, but honesty is a noun. This is why we call it abstract. The worksheets below will have you classifying nouns as concrete or abstract in an attempt to help improve your language skills.

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Printable Concrete Noun Worksheets

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Find Me!

Underline the concrete noun(s) in each sentence.

Concrete or Abstract?

In the sentences below, circle the bold noun if it is concrete. Underline it if it is abstract.

Which Is It?

Circle whether the bolded noun in each sentence is concrete or abstract.

My Heading

Read the words. Write each word under the correct heading. Then choose three concrete nouns to use in sentences of your own.

Recognizing Concrete Nouns

Underline the concrete nouns in each sentence.

Concrete vs. Abstract Nouns

Read each sentence. Write the bold nouns in the correct columns.

Identifying Concrete Nouns

Read each sentence, paying particular attention to the bold word. If it is a concrete noun, write concrete on the line. If it is an abstract noun, write abstract on the line.

Is it Concrete?

Underline the concrete nouns. Circle the abstract nouns.

Sorting Worksheet

Read the passage. Sort the nouns into categories below.

Concrete or Not?

Read the words in the Word Bank. Sort them into the correct categories.

Which Basket?

Read the words in the Word Bank. Sort them into the correct categories.

Underlines and Circles

Underline the concrete nouns. Circle the abstract nouns.

Write It!

Underline the concrete nouns. Circle the abstract nouns.

Descriptive Writing

Practice using concrete nouns by rewriting each sentence below. Add as many concrete nouns as you can to make each sentence more vivid. You may substitute concrete nouns for any words in the sentence.

Recognizing Concrete Nouns

Underline the concrete noun(s) in each sentence.