Open your eyes and you will be surprised to stumble across adjectives in unusual places. You can find adjectives in the kitchen (i.e. mushy oatmeal), on the playground (i.e. bumpy slide), in a classroom (i.e. sharp pencil), or in the car (i.e. loud music). An adjective is a word used to describe a noun. Adjectives describe our five senses, such as sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Using and discussing adjectives can easily be added to everyday routines. During mealtimes, have each person describe his or her food using an adjective (i.e. I am eating sticky pancakes.). Ask questions to increase awareness of adjectives (i.e. What does it taste like? What does it look like?). You can then ask your child to identify the adjective in the sentence. While running errands, take turns playing I Spy in the car. In your home, have your child pretend to be an adjective detective. Have your child count the number of adjectives he or she uses throughout the day. Then help sort the adjectives into different categories, such as sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste. Last, have your child use the adjectives in a sentence. When reading a book, have your child identify adjectives that describe the main character, the setting, etc. Mad Libs is another good activity to build awareness of adjectives.