A few of us got together to swap some of our favorite products... and we wanted to share them with you! I was fortunate enough to be paired with Ms. Wainwright from Not So Wimpy Resources. I love her blog name, and I was thrilled to see what resource she would send me so I could try it out!
Ms. Wainwright sent me her Snowball Splat! I Have That synonym and antonym matching game. She actually has quite a few Splat! I Have That! resources, so if you like this one head here to check out the others! I was immediately drawn to the cute cover, and was extremely pleased that the interior of this product is as appealing as the exterior :)
This game is great for students to practice matching synonyms and antonyms during a fun game. You can use this game during centers, partner work, with a parent volunteer, or with a group of students. The rules are easy to understand so students don't waste time trying to figure it out. They can spend their time matching.
I decided to put a little twist on this game, and after my students played it, I then gave them their own gray scale copy of some of the word cards. I had my students color the cards and then they glued the matches onto paper. I was able to use this product to also assess whether my students could identify antonyms and synonyms. Double duty…score! You don't have to do this, of course. But I used this game towards the end of my grading period, so I thought it would be perfect as a quick progress check.
As an added bonus I had my students write a sentence using both words. Grammar- check! I am all about assessing multiple standards using one activity. This student even color coded her matches before cutting in case they "got mixed up" before she could glue them into her notebook. Love it!
Be sure to click below to visit the link party and find more great products in action!
Until next time!
**Please excuse any typos as I don't have the super power of being perfect :)