A matching game to help reinforce the concept of synonyms. Students will help Sam clean up all the basketballs from practice. They will take turns flipping a word card over and matching it to the correct synonym. They will place one of there markers on the matching synonym. The game ends when there are no more cards to flip. The player with the most matches wins! Students should play in pairs. Print out a copy of the game board for each pair of students on card stock and laminate for durability. Print out word cards, laminate and cut apart.