Help Build Vocabulary Skills: Synonyms Game

This is a fun game for kids to play at a sleepover party. Children must search their vocabularies to come up with synonyms for common words, but can also be creative in word order and word association in order to help their partners guess the given word.

What this activity will develop:
Vocabulary and thinking skills

What you'll need:
• Index cards
• Marker

What to do:
Print words from the Word List on index cards. Make two cards for each word.

Players:
Game leader 4 players

Rules of play:
1. Each team has two players. The game leader keeps track of the cards.

2. The game leader gives the same word to a member on each team.

3. The player on one team gives his or her partner a synonym for the word on the card. If the partner doesn't guess correctly, the player on the other team gives another synonym. The teams take turns until someone guesses the word on the card.

4. After the word has been guessed, the game leader gives the other partners a new word card.

5. The team that guesses the word first gets 1 point. The first team to reach 10 points wins. Switch positions for a new game.

Word List:

absurd
active
adore
affection
anxious
battle
bold
break
calm
champion
cheap
chilly
cruel
delicate
depart
different
disaster
evil
false
fall
gently
great
happy
huge
intelligent
joy
kind
laugh
legend
lovely
mad
mysterious
noisy
odd
ordinary
patient
peaceful
plain
polite
powerful
pretty
rough
secret
shelter
sloppy
smooth
strange
take
tidy
trouble
tough
unkind
vicious
warm
weird
young
 
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