This activity can be used in a variety of ways. I usually introduce it after teaching adjectives a while teaching synonyms. It is also a great way to introduce a thesaurus and teach kiddos about guide words on the page, a tricky concept for them to master. I usually model the first one or two words, then select several students to take it home to work on and share with the class. After sharing, students use the thesaurus to come up with as many synonyms as possible. I also create a bulletin board to keep up al year to help with students’ writing.
Words that are included:
(also includes black tombstones so you can come up with your own words)