This activity was made for a teacher friend. She needed an antonym center and this is was I came up with. She said the kids loved it.
I did not use color on the unicorns because the school printer just prints black and white. Therefore, you will need to print them on colored paper.
The game is played with two children, but you can divide the unicorns into two games because there are plenty of word pairs.
One player is Mr. Unicorn and the other is Mrs. Unicorn. Players keep their unicorn face down. Each player turns over a unicorn. If they are antonyms, the player with the word that comes first in alphabetical order gets to keep the pair. If the words are not pairs, they go back into the stack. Players shuffle the unicorns. They continue until all the pairs are matched.
This center activity contains a title page, directions, and standards, answer key, and 20 pairs of antonyms.
This game is appropriate for grades 1-3. Third graders would benefit from this game at the beginning of the year, while it is an end of the year activity for first grade.
The Common Core Standard is:
Students will demonstrate understanding of word relationships of and nuances of word meaning.