Wondering how to introduce prepositions? Looking for cute and quirky preposition songs for kids? You’re in the right place.
Join the preposition-loving cheese as we explore the different types of prepositions, including ‘place’ prepositions and ‘motion’ prepositions.
What is a preposition?
Think back to your time at school. Do you recall what a preposition actually is? If not – don’t panic. We’ve got you covered.
Here’s a fairly simple definition:
A preposition is a word that relates two or more parts of a sentence using location, direction or time.
If you still don’t quite get it, an example should help. Imagine a wedge of cheese with legs, arms, and a little cheese face. Now imagine that Mr. Cheese is in the same room as a dog. We’ll call the dog Roger. Here are a few different scenarios:
- Happy Cheese is on Roger the dog.
- Happy Cheese is beside Roger the dog.
- Happy Cheese walks toward Roger the dog.
- Happy Cheese is in front of Roger the dog.
The phrases on, beside, toward, and in front of relate Mr. Cheese to Roger the dog. These words are prepositions.
Preposition videos for kids
Our simple preposition videos make explaining a fairly complex word group fun and easy. A whole cast of characters will walk you through some of the most commonly used prepositions in our preposition videos for ESL and ELL students.
Fun preposition songs for kids part 1
WARNING: Prepare to be singing about prepositions for the next two weeks.
In this resource for teaching prepositions, we’ll look at the following:
- Above and below
- In front of and behind
- Inside and outside
- Beside and between
Meet a cat, bat, and rat, a box, some blocks, a fox, and a bunch of rocks. Now say that ten times fast.
Simple preposition video part 2
Alright! You’ve mastered the prepositions taught in video 1. Let’s move on (don’t worry – the happy cheese character is coming with us).
In video 2, we will look at the following:
- Over and under
- Against and on
- Far from and near
- Next to and among
This time, watch as the frog and log and goose and moose move about.
Introducing preposition video part 3
Videos 1 and 2 looked at ‘place’ prepositions. In this video, we’ll look at ‘motion’ prepositions, including:
- Into and out of
- Through and around
- Toward and past
- Up and down
Sing along with the mouse and house, square and chair, and bear and stairs.
Move your cursor toward the play button. Then put it on the play button. Don’t move it up or down. Now click!
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