Teach your students about direct objects with this collection of activity sheets.

The subject of the sentence did something to whom or what? That whom or what is the direct object. If your students can identify nouns and pronouns, they are more than halfway there! The following worksheets will have students identifying subjects, verbs, and direct objects within simple sentences. Answer keys have been provided for each sheet, but instructors should be aware that in some cases, student are asked to create their own answers.

Expanded Exercises: Since sentences can have more than one direct object, have your students rewrite the activity examples to add other, relevant direct objects.

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Find the Action

A direct object follows an action verb. It completes the action of the verb by answering the question, "Whom?" or "What?" after the action verb.

Fill It Up

Identify the direct object in each sentence. Write it on the line.

Show the Action

In each sentence, underline the verb that shows the action, and circle the direct object that receives the action.

Subject Me

Underline the subject. Circle the direct object.

Action Verbs and Direct Objects

Underline the action verb in each sentence. Write the direct object on the line.

Subject, Action Verbs

Read each sentence. Identify whether or not the underlined word is the subject, action verb, or direct object of the sentence. Write your answer on the line.

Subject or Direct Object

Identify the underlined word or words in each sentence. Color in the block next to the correct answer.

Action Verbs and Direct Objects

Underline the action verb in each sentence. Circle the direct objects. Complete each sentence with an action verb.

Rewrites

Rewrite each sentence so it contains a direct object.

Cold and Flu Season

Check the correct box for each underlined word.

Objects

Circle the word that is functioning as the direct object in each sentence.

Identifying It

Find the direct object in each sentence. Write it on the line.

Underline

Underline the direct object in each sentence.

Action Verbs

An action verb is a word that shows action. It can be the simple predicate of the sentence. A direct object is a noun or pronoun that follows an action verb. It receives the action.

Bland Sentences

Rewrite each sentence below, adding a direct object to receive the action.