Engage your students in meaningful synonym and antonym practice! My class loved these games and I hope yours does, too!
These can be used as a mini-lesson, whole class activity, or center/station activity.
Three different games are included.
~ Scavenger Hunt: Place the cards around the room, or spread out at a center. The students read the question on the card, then find the next card that has the answer to that question.
~ Find Someone Who…: Give each student a card. When you say, “GO!” they will wander about the room trying to find their match. I usually do one round for synonyms and one round for antonyms. Adjust for a reading center by instructing students to play like a matching game to find all the pairs.
~ What Am I?: Students tape the card either to their back or to a headband on their head. In a reading center or whole class, students will try to guess what word they have by getting clues from their peers. The only clues I let my students provide are synonyms and antonyms. You could have students each have a word and all try to guess at the same time. You could also have one student go to the front of the room and face the class, while you write the word on the whiteboard while the entire class provides clues.