St. Patrick’s Day Antonyms Literacy Centers
★ St. Patrick's Day Themed Recording Sheets & St. Patrick's Day Themed Award
★ 4 Ways to Play
★ 120 Words (60 pairs of antonyms)
5 complete sets with different backings (backings different from antonyms center so they won’t get mixed up!) and different print color to keep them separate.
★ Designed to be printed out back to back with 5 distinct St. Patrick’s Day graphics printing on the reverse side, but you could chose not to print out the backings and use the cards as is.
Common Core State Standards Addressed:
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
• • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5b Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites (antonyms).
• • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.5.5c Use the relationship between particular words (e.g., synonyms, antonyms, homographs) to better understand each of the words.
The sets of cards can be used as follows:
Activity 1: Memory/Concentration - 5 separate games with 24 cards in each set. Place those 24 cards (12 pairs) face down in 4 rows of 6. Students play Memory or Concentration, turning over 2 cards at a time and keeping them if they are antonyms. The game is over when all cards are gone. The winner is the student with the most cards. Keep cards that belong together in individual baggies. It will be easy to keep the correct cards together because the backings will print out the same. Ask students to record the words if you’d like.
Simply give individuals or small groups of students the 24 cards in a set, and ask them to match them up as antonyms. Then students use the recording sheets to write the pairs of antonyms.
Activity 3: Play as a “Go Fish” game. Put 2 sets of cards together. Deal 5 cards to each player. A player asks another player, “Do you have a synonym for ‘big’?”, etc. If not, the player would draw a card from the pile. Instead of students holding cards in their hands, you can create a long tent with a sheet of 9 x 12 construction paper, and students can prop up their cards along the tent.
Activity 4: Print the “Mugs” sheets out, and do not cut them up. Keep each of the 5 sheets in tact to use as game boards. Print out another set of cookies. Place all cookies face down. Students take turns drawing cookies and seeing if a cookie matches to any of the houses on their gameboards. The first student to fill his or her game board is the winner.
If you choose to print with backings:
**First print pages 1-12.
**Next, place the word sheets face up and facing you in the printer’s paper tray.
**Now, print out pages 13-22 which contain 5 different types of backings (St. Patrick’s Day graphics) that will be printed on the reverse side of each sheet. These graphics will keep the games separated.
**Page 23 contains all 5 answer keys.
**Pages 24-28 are five optional recording sheets (one to match each activity backing) if you’d like students to write the pairs of antonyms. You can make copies for students to write on or laminate them and ask students to use erasable markers.
**Pages 29 are 30 are 4 optional Amazing Antonyms Super Star Awards, 2 in color and 2 in black and white.
**Finally, just cut each word card sheet on the paper cutter into 12 square cards. If you prefer not to print out back to back, you can print out backings separately and glue to plain sides of word cards or use the cards without any backings.
Click on any of the GREEN LINKS below to see other St. Patrick’s Day Learning Centers for Literacy and Math… Thank you!
St. Patrick’s Day Emergent Readers Mini Books and Harder-
32 Page Download + Pocket Chart Cards-
Perfect for St. Patrick's Day Learning-
3 Different Reading Levels – St. Patrick's Day Emergent Reader and 2 Harder-
4 versions of each book- St. Patrick's Day -
12 versions in all - Easy Assembly -Choices: full color St. Patrick's Day illustrations OR black and white
OR Students illustrate their own to show comprehension, and finally, students write their own versions of St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick's day pocket chart vocabulary cards included (with illustrations when appropriate).
8 Pages Per Book (cover and 7 pages).
St. Patrick's Day Songs and Poems for Shared Reading and Fluency for St. Patrick's Day-+ 12 St. Patrick's Day Finger Puppets - 19 page file – All Illustrated with St. Patrick’s Day themed Graphics-Full Color and Black and White for students to color.
10 St. Patrick's Day Songs/Poems sing to popular children’s songs.
12 St. Patrick's Day Finger Puppets – color and black and white.
Just choose those you like, and print just those pages. Sing to familiar tunes, or chant. Use some or all year after year for St. Patrick's Day.
St. Patrick’s Day Addition Fact Games - 3 WAYS TO PLAY: 26 Page Download-
100 Addition Facts on colorful shamrocks and four leaf clovers. Prints nicely in grayscale as well.
(Use with my St. Patrick’s Day subtraction center for mixed sign practice.)
St. Patrick’s Day Subtraction Fact Games
3 WAYS TO PLAY: 40 Page Download-
190 Subtraction Facts on colorful shamrocks and four leaf clovers. Prints nicely in grayscale as well. (Use with my addition center for mixed sign practice.)
St. Patrick’s Day Fact Families - Triangle Facts -
102 St. Patrick’s Day graphics with all number families to 18 -
Great for learning addition and subtraction facts near St. Patrick's Day-
(36 Different St. Patrick's Day Graphics) - 25 Page Download -
Being able to write the number facts for a Fact Family is an important skill that Learning about Fact Families helps students realize how memorizing one fact helps you to know 3 other facts right away!
St. Patrick’s Day Build A Word Wheels – Set 1 – Different Ways To Use and Record – 63 Different Combinations of St. Patrick's Day Wheels, so you can make 63 St. Patrick's Day Word Builder Wheels with this set! - Includes 4 St. Patrick's Day Word Builder Awards and 8 St. Patrick's Day Recording Sheets –
Great for Differentiating Word Building Practice with your students during the St. Patrick's Day week. 7 inner St. Patrick's day wheels and 9 outer wheels.
St. Patrick’s Day Contractions – 4 Separate Sets – Matching -Memory/Concentration-
48 Pairs of Contractions and Their Components- 24 Page Download – Text is color coded to keep sets separated - St. Patrick's Day Theme-
2 Ways to Play - St. Patrick's day pots of gold with 2 words that can be made into a contraction match up to St. Patrick's Day leprechauns with the matching contractions.
Optional St. Patrick's Day recording sheets for students to write the contractions and the two words from which each is made.
Answer keys for each set are included.
Play as a simple independent matching activity or as a partner game.
St. Patrick’s Day Counting and Skip Counting Activities – St. Patrick's Day theme includes Shamrocks, 4-Leaf Clovers, Leprechauns, Hats, Rainbows, Pots of Gold, Owls, Horseshoes and more St. Patrick's Day graphics…
38 Page Download – Perfect for 100th Day, St. Patrick’s Day or a Spring introduction to or review of counting and skip counting by ones, twos, fives and tens to 100.
St. Patrick's Day Lucky Charms Math Center - All Primary Levels -
8 page download - a range of levels: simple sorting, counting, adding 2 numbers, adding 3 numbers, subtracting and word problems. Give each student a baggie or paper cup with Lucky Charms cereal, perfect for St. Patrick's Day. If you have a large class, you can ask students to work with a partner.
St. Patrick’s Day Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities –
5 Different Game Boards -
19 Page download - 5 different St. Patrick’s Day themed game boards for the first 106 Dolch sight vocabulary words. I have included 6 spinners. (Game boards with the last 114 Dolch are available in my product listings.)
St. Patrick’s Day Sight Words Literacy Centers Game Board Activities –
Last 114 Dolch Words + 10 Dolch Nouns
5 Different St. Patrick's Day Game Boards
5 different St. Patrick’s Day themed game boards for last 114 Dolch sight vocabulary words plus 10 Dolch nouns.
19 Page Download (St. Patrick's Day gameboards with the first 106 Dolch words are available in my product listings.)