Quack, Quack: Rubber Ducky Synonyms
Rubber duckies make learning so much fun. For this game, one needs twenty rubber ducks, a big plastic tub, water and a small net. Label twenty rubber duckies with these words: adorable, cute, scary, terrifying, delicious, tasty, pretty, beautiful, safe, secure, red, scarlet, hard, difficult, shiny, glossy, intelligent, smart, risky and dangerous. Each duck should have one word on it. For the best results, use a fine tip waterproof marker.
Give children a plastic net with handle to grab the rubber ducks. Each child will be given a chance to fish out two words that are synonyms. At the end, ask students to say their two words. Decide if the words mean the same thing or not.
This same game can be played with antonyms. Simply change out ten of the duckies with ten ducks labeled with opposite words.