Introduce your students to homonyms with this memory game! 24 pairs of photo cards with short, concise definitions of multiple meaning words.
About: This game targets homonyms (words that sound the same and are spelled the same but have different meanings).
Objective: Student will generate 2 definitions of a multiple meaning word.
Directions: Review selected homonym pairs with students. Then mix up cards and place face down. Have student pick one card. Read the word and its definition (e.g., “trunk: an elephant’s nose”). Then have the student attempt to give a second definition for that word (e.g., “trunk: a container used for storing clothes”). The student then tries to find the card that has this second meaning on it. The student with the most matches at the end of the game wins.
After the game is played, I test student knowledge by naming homonyms we have learned and asking the student to provide 2 definitions of them.
24 pairs of homonym cards
Back of cards
bark, bat, bowl, brush, calf, clip, crane, ear, fly, horn, jam, mouse, nail, pit, pool, pitcher, punch, ruler, seal, shake, sink, train, trunk, wave.
Preparing the Game:
Print cards double sided. Laminate and cut out on the lines.
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