Participles are verb forms that are used as adjectives or as part of an adverbial phrase.

The following collection of activity sheets introduces participles and participial phrases to your students. Activities include identifying participles, writing sentences by using supplied participles, correcting sentences with dangling or misplaced participles, choosing the correct participial form of verbs, identifying participial phrases within given sentences, completing sentences by creating participial phrases, choosing the correct participle using clues from picture prompts, changing supplied verbs into their participial form and using them in a sentence, and more.

Please note: While answer sheets have been provided for the instructor where necessary, in some cases, answers will vary by student.

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Participial Phrases

Circle each participle used as an adjective. If it is part of a participial phrase, underline the phrase.

Sentence Squasher

Read each sentence and point out where the participle or participial phrase is.


Write it where it stands and then write it on the line too.

Hints and Ideas

Complete each sentence with a participle. Use the verb in parentheses as a clue.

Misplaced or Dangling

A misplaced or dangling participle is a participial phrase that has been placed in a sentence in a way that it seems to modify something other than what it was intended to modify.

Drawing In a Blank

Choose the correct participle form of each word to complete the sentence

Identify, Expand and Develop

Identify the participial phrase in each sentence. Expand and develop each sentence by adding a participial phrase.

Picky, Picky

A participle is a verb form that functions as an adjective or as part of an adverbial phrase in a sentence.

Sentence Writing

Choose three of the verbs below and use their past participle to write original sentence.

What a Zoo!

Look at the picture. Circle the correct participle.

Wake Up!

Creep through these shortened sentences to help them make sense.

Find the Participle

Don't forget to write them on the line and we are all set.

Participles as Adjectives

Write an original sentence that uses each participle below as an adjective.


Rewrite each sentence, expanding it to include a participle or a participial phrase. Use the verbs below as inspiration to create a participle or participial phrase, or create your own.

Descriptive Writing

Use a participle form of each verb below in a sentence.