I added a learning element to the plastic Easter eggs that are all around the house these days and my girl got to review some of the antonyms while playing.
It is a known factor that making themed learning activities for kids is a great way to sustain their interest. It makes them to enjoy the same learning activity in a fun and interesting way. A few bright hearts during Valentine’s, pumpkins and leaves in fall, few egg shapes for Easter all go a long way in my house. They get played with even after the holiday is long gone. Today I am sharing one such activities for kids with a hint of intentional learning.
An antonym is the opposite of a word. It is often used to help a writer show the difference between two things. Understanding these terms help kids to become better readers and writers. Examples of simple antonyms are hot/cold, big/small, near/far, loud/quiet. There are many ways to practice using antonyms, including worksheets, using them in a story, and playing games. Perhaps the one most children would love, would be games!
Here’s what I did, gathered a couple of plastic eggs. Then using a permanent marker wrote some of the antonyms on them – one word on each half of the egg. Mixed them up and let my girl play with them.
My girl had to pick one half of the egg and read the word. Then she would read the words on the lower half of the eggs and choose the one that is its opposite. And join them to make an antonym pair.
And then move to the next one..
These plastic Easter eggs can be used for so many learning activities like word family, addition etc. Visit the posts below:
- Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas has a wonderful post with 5 learning ideas here.
- Hands on as we grow shares a fun post with learning twist on Egg scavenger hunt and makes it a word building game.
- PlayDrMom shares a variety of ideas to play and learn with these plastic eggs.
- Obseussed has a fun idea to learn Green Eggs and Ham rhyming words with these.
- Playing House writes about 10 Fun learning games with plastic eggs.
- Room Mom shares an Easter egg matching activity.
- String keys and melodies shows how to use them for matching the sound game.
- Mess for Less makes these into a caterpillar to help kids learn counting by tens.
- Fun and Engaging activities for Toddlers posts about a fun pattern matching game with these plastic eggs.
- A mom with a lesson plan has a fun sound matching game.
- Kids can learn addition with these eggs as seen on Learning Ideas.