This download is made with the non-reader in mind. This game can be played with groups of students working on vocabulary development/ synonyms. Players receive a popcorn number card to see how many picture cards to pick and name and then provide a synonym for that word. Watch out for the “POP” cards! Be the player with the most popcorn kernel picture cards at the end and win!!!!! Keeping students engaged is easy . They have fun playing this game while developing the ability to provide synonyms to given words and improve vocabulary. There are more than 100 target synonyms. You can increase the complexity of the task by asking student to use the words in sentences.
2 to 8 players
Print one copy of the popcorn kernel picture cards set ( pages 9-26) for each student on cardstock.
Print one popcorn box mat for each student( page 6).
Print ten copies of the popcorn number cards (page 7) and two copies of the “POP” popcorn kernel cards ( page 8) for each student.
Laminate all cards for durability. Cut out all cards. Divide cards into two piles…. One pile will be popcorn picture cards and the other will be the popcorn number cards WITH THE “POP” POPCORN CARDS. . Shuffle each pile of cards and place the popcorn kernel picture cards in the center of the table. The dealer should keep the pile of popcorn number cards.
Playing The Game:
Once the popcorn kernel picture cards and the popcorn number/’POP cards are shuffled they can be placed in the designed boxes on the Popcorn Box Mat that has been put in the center of the table. The dealer ( therapist) can then deal the first player a popcorn number "POP” card from the top of the deck. The number card is used to see how many popcorn picture cards the student should pick from the pile in the center of the table. The student is then asked to say the pictured item on each card he/she has picked. The student should also provide s synonym to each pictured item. If the student provides a correct synonym to the pictured item, he/she keeps the card. If not, the card should be place in a separate pile of “un-popped” cards on the popcorn box mat. . If a “POP” card is dealt. The student must return all his/her cards to the popcorn kernel picture card pile in the center of the table. Play continues with the dealer dealing the next student a popcorn number/”POP” card. The students take turns playing until all the popcorn kernel picture cards have been used or time runs out. For added complexity ask the students to use each word pictured in a sentence
The player with the most popcorn kernel picture cards is the winner!!!!!