Synonyms and Antonyms game

antonyms synonyms game for first grade, second grade and third grade

The English language is complex but magical. There are a hundred different ways to say the same thing. Can any other language offer that?

There are words which have similar meanings and can substitute one another. They are called synonyms. And then there are words which are the exact opposite of each other and are called antonyms.

I have discussed synonyms and antonyms in detail along with their anchor chart.

antonyms meaning and synonyms meaning

Click on the above image and it will take you to the post where you can download the anchor charts.

In this post, I will be sharing a very interesting game which will help children understand the difference between synonyms and antonyms and also expand their vocabulary.

opposite synonyms game for first grade and second grade

In the above printable you can see two shoe racks. One is for synonyms and the other is for opposites.

 

opposite word list for first grade, second grade and third grade

There are 12 pairs of slippers on each of the 6 A4 sheets. That makes it 72 pairs and 144 words! The above sheet has 12 opposite pairs.

black white

above  below

wet dry

 

synonyms word list for first grade, second grade and third grade

3 sheets have synonyms pairs and 3 have opposites pairs. You will need to print these sheets and cut them into cards. Print these pair cards on card stock and laminate them for durability.

 

 

opposite word in english list for first grade, second grade and third grade

Cut out the pairs of slippers and place the synonym pairs under the synonyms rack and the antonym pairs under the antonyms rack.

 

synonyms and antonyms list for first grade, second grade and third grade

There are 3 sheets(36pairs) each for synonyms and antonyms. Since there are so many pairs, you can use one sheet each for synonyms and antonyms at a time.

 

opposite for first grade, second grade and third grade

The above worksheet has opposites pairs. I have tried this game in my class and children jump off their seats when they know we are playing the slippers game. I make sure to discuss the words by using them in sentences.

 

synonyms words game for first grade, second grade and third grade

This game can be played with as many or as few children as possible. I usually lay the racks on the floor or a long table and give a pair of slippers to each kid and they can place it under the correct rack.

 

antonyms and synonyms words sort for first grade, second grade and third grade

After sorting the synonyms and antonyms, write them in the sheet provided.

 

 

antonyms and synonyms game for first grade, second grade and third grade

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