Awesome Antonym Apples
An Opposite Game
This is an opposite game. It is a great way to teach opposites or review them once taught. It is a small group game or a whole group activity. There are 48 cards that have a picture and the word naming the picture on them.
The children will draw a card, name the picture, and give the word that is the opposite of the word. If they can’t give an antonym, they discard the card. If they can, they keep the card. If they draw a worm card they lose all their cards. If they draw an apple tree card, they get to draw 3 more cards and keep them if they can give an antonym for each. The child with the most cards when all have been drawn is the winner.
Place the cards in a pocket chart. The children will pick a card, name the picture, and give a word that is the opposite of it. Or, the teacher can say a word and the child will find the picture that is the opposite of it in the pocket chart. Also, the cards can be flashed for the children to name and give a word that is the opposite of it for a quick review.