Opposites Attract Game
Make opposites attract in this matching game!
- List maker:You
- Guesser:Your child
- Paper and pen
- Colored markers or crayons:One color per opposite pair.
- Create two columns by drawing a vertical line down the middle of a piece of paper.
- Come up with 10 to 15 opposites, like happy and sad, asleep and awake, cooked and raw, Democrat and Republican (although maybe she's not ready for the political stuff just yet).
- List half the words in the first column, then their opposites in the second. Be sure to scramble the order so none of the opposites end up, well, opposite each other!
- Ask your child to match each word with its opposite. You can read the options out loud or draw pictures if your child isn't reading yet. Just scroll down the list and tell your child to stop you when you get to the correct word.
- As your child identifies each correct pair, have her draw a line connecting the two. Use a different colored marker or crayon for each pair so you'll have an opposites map when you're done.
- When your child has paired them all up, come up with another set of opposites and play again!