Synonyms and Antonyms Twister
You will need a Twister mat in this activity. If you do not have one, you can always improvise by using an old tarp or a large plastic cover that measures 67" X 55". On the classic Twister mat, there are four rows with six circles on each row; but if you wish to make a bigger mat, you may come up with eight to ten circles in each row. Cut out green, yellow, blue, and red circles from colored paper or cardboard (about the same size as those on a Twister mat). Then, write an adjective on each circle. The adjectives must have their corresponding antonyms and synonyms. Stick the circles on the mat, but make sure that the pairs of synonyms and antonyms are not positioned beside each other.
To play this game, simply shout ’SYNONYMS’ or ‘ANTONYMS’ to instruct the students to locate a pair of synonyms or antonyms on the mat. Just like in the original Twister game, they have to use their feet or hands in positioning themselves on the circles. The only difference is there is no need to use a spinner.
Examples of words that you may use may include; pretty, beautiful, kind, ugly, cruel, nice, good, unpleasant, bad, huge, tiny, big, little, small, lovely, grand, dull, attractive, near, distant, far, close by, horrible, terrible.