Play BALL is a great center activity that reinforces synonyms, antonyms, and contractions using a baseball and football format.
Objective: To match synonyms, antonyms, and contractions
Players: 1, 2 or small group
Play BALL Baseball game board/game mat
Play BALL Football game board /game mat
Antonyms - 20 baseballs and 20 baseball bats
Contractions - 20 baseballs and 20 baseball bats
Synonyms - 20 footballs and 20 helmets
1 page of blank baseball bats
1 page blank baseballs
1 page blank footballs
1 page blank helmets
Answer sheets - synonyms, antonyms, contractions
Laminate game board/game mats
Laminate baseballs, baseball bats, footballs, helmets. Cut apart.
Place game board/game mat in front of players. Place bats/balls (footballs/helmets) face up in front of players.
Player 1 picks a up a bat/football and reads the word. S/He finds the match (baseball/helmet) and places it on the game board/game mat.
Play continues in this way until all the matches are made.
Note: Worksheets are included to record answers.