Learning Opposites Activity

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Updated on Nov 8, 2012

By giving your child a camera, you give him the power to discover his own world. This photography activity will make opposites come to life for your child as he searches in and around your home for items that represent opposites. He will also be able to use what he creates to make his own game of concentration!

What You Need:

  • Camera
  • Thick paper that can be used for mounting photographs
  • White glue
  • Pencil
  • Paper

What You Do:

  1. Before you begin, discuss "opposites" with your child. Have your child help you think of some pairs of opposites that he might see around the house (most will by adjectives, like "young" and "old."). Try to come up with at least 12.
  2. Get your camera and begin the search for opposites. For example, if he is looking for something to represent the pair “young/old,” he could take a picture of a bud and a flower or a baby and a grandparent. Make sure he takes one picture for each item rather than one picture for each pair of opposites!
  3. Print or develop his photos.
  4. Help your child glue the photos to the thick paper and trim the edges with scissors.
  5. Now, mix them up and have your child try to match up all the pairs of opposites once again.

You can also flip the photos face down and let your child have fun playing an educational game of concentration that he created!