Use these worksheets! They will teach your students all about using imperative sentences correctly.

Imperative sentences are command sentences, telling someone what to do. The following sheets will help your student learn about imperatives. Activities include rewriting sentences to create imperative sentences, writing imperative sentences based on prompts, identifying imperative verbs from a list of words and within given readings, determining whether given sentences are declarative or imperative, and more. Answer sheets have been included for instructors, but please note that in some cases, student answers will vary.

Fun Group Activity: What’s the best-known example of using imperative sentences? The "Simon Says" game! Organize a "Simon Says" contest for your students.

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Get the Picture?

Write an imperative sentence to go with each picture.

Is That an Order?

Rewrite each interrogative sentence so that it is an imperative sentence.

Make it Imperative

Rewrite the following sentences as imperative sentences that use "you understood" as the subject. Underline the verbs in your sentence that go with "you understood."

Tell Me What to Do!

Study each picture. Then add a verb to complete each imperative sentence, based on the picture that matches it. Label each picture.

Working with Prompts

Write an imperative sentence to answer each prompt. Follow the example. 1. You want a cookie. Give me a cookie!


Imperative verbs are sometimes also known as "bossy verbs" because they tell the subject of the sentence (you) what to do.

Waffle Recipe

Choose the correct imperative verb to go with each step in the recipe. Write it on the line.

Declarative | Imperative

Read each sentence. Is it declarative or imperative? Write your answer on the line.

Imperative Verbs

A great mixture of work and focus points to review this topic.

What Kind of Sentence?

Read each sentence. Circle whether it is declarative or imperative.

You Understood

A sentence has to have both a subject and a verb. But in an imperative sentence, the subject is "you," and sometimes the subject is invisible.

Writing Imperative Sentences

Write six imperative sentences that you hear every day.

Begin with Verbs

Complete each sentence below by adding an imperative verb at the beginning.

Teach an Alien!

Imagine you have been assigned to escort a visitor from another planet. One of your jobs is to teach your guest about life on earth. Choose simple task that you want to teach your alien guest. It could be opening a door, tying your shoes, or eating a cookie. Think of some connecting words that you can use as your give your alien guest step-by-step directions.

Bossy Verb Card Game

Get to know imperative verbs by playing this game with your classmates! First, write an imperative verb on each card. Cut out your cards. Now mingle with your classmates! With all of your cards face-down, ask your classmate to draw a card.