This fun matching game helps students grasp the concept of synonyms and gives them a base of 30 synonym pairs from which to build on. The Excel Scoring sheet helps you easily track a student's progress from session to session (a paper-and-pencil version is included, too!)
30 pairs of synonym cards, back of cards, Excel scoring spreadsheet
angry/mad, applaud/clap, baby/infant, big/large, break/destroy, buddies/friends, cat/feline, chuckle/laugh, cold/freezing, delicious/tasty, depressed/sad, dirty/messy, discuss/talk, elderly/old, fall/tumble, fast/swift, fix/repair, frightened/scared, harm/hurt, healthy/nutritious, hop/jump, hurl/throw, ill/sick, kind/nice, loud/noisy, muscular/strong, shout/yell, sleep/snooze, small/tiny, soaked/wet
Review selected synonyms pairs with students. Then mix up cards and place face down. Have student pick one card, name the synonym, and attempt to find the card containing that synonym. The student with the most matches at the end of the game wins.