Hey there. Many of my students have goals for vocabulary and therefore work on synonyms. I wanted to get away from worksheets that they don’t really seem to enjoy
and frankly neither do I. So I took matters into my own hands. My kids like games, I like games, so I figured it wouldn’t hurt to get creative. Soooo here we go. For my first, second, and third graders I made Synonym Sandwich. Partially inspired by my love for PB&J, yum!
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Students pick a card and state the synonym for the word on the card. If they draw an ant card, it eats their sandwich pieces. Your students can win by having the most amount of cards, being able to make the most sandwiches, etc., really whatever you want to play for that day. I like using synonyms to help my kids with vocabulary. Giving them another strategy and another verbal tool for their tool box is not a bad thing, as long as its not overloading them of course.
I cam across this great post from Speech Peeps, guest blogging on Speech Room News. Her post, (with research!) was really interesting. Here is the link to check it out.
If you liked Synonym Sandwiches it is up on my TpT store. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Synonym-Sandwiches-A-Common-Core-Aligned-Activity
My kids really enjoy it. Although playing it clothes to lunch can be dangerous 🙂 I use a black top hat for them to choose the cards out of instead of just choosing from a deck to kick up the fun factor.