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Synonym Card Game



There are 30 pairs of synonyms here (for a total of 60 cards) that can be used to play the games Fish and Memory. Students have to find the synonym card to the one that they have.


The synonym pairs covered here are:

large/big, tiny/small, noisy/loud, silent/quiet, quick/fast, sick/ill, leap/jump, push/shove, pull/tug, sprint/run, afraid/scared, spooky/scary, cold/chilly, home/house, rock/stone, garbage/trash, rug/carpet, kid/child, clever/smart, happy/glad, street/road, and throw/toss.


You can use the game Fish or memory to practice this game. Fish goes likes this:



A: (Has the card for 'fast') Do you have quick?

B: Yes, I do. (No, I don't)



If the answer was yes, B gives the card to A and A gets a point. If the answer was no, A takes a card from the deck.



As well, these two worksheets review the vocabulary covered in these cards and will be useful for playing the game:


Synonyms Vocab Worksheet 1


Synonyms  Vocab Worksheet 2



Synonyms Card Game.

Set 1:

Synonym Cards 1

 Synonym Cards 2

 Synonym Cards 3

 Synonym Cards 4

 Synonym Cards 5

 Synonym Cards 6

 Synonym Cards 7

 Synonym Cards 8

Set 2:

Synonym Cards 9

Synonym Cards 10

Synonym Cards 11

Synonym Cards 12

Synonym Cards 13

Synonym Cards 14

Synonym Cards 15

Synonym Cards 16




 Also there are large flash cards for instructional purposes:


Synonyms Flashcards Set 1


Synonyms Flashcards Set 2


Finally, there are two opposite worksheets collections on this site:


Synonyms for Young Learners         Synonyms for Older Learners




Here is a selection of worksheets available for teaching about animals:


Insects | Animal Behaviour | Food Chains and Webs | Reptiles | Describing Animals






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