Activity

Learning Opposites

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 they 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 you are looking for something to represent the pair “young/old,” your child could take a picture of a bud and a flower or a baby and a grandparent. Make sure that they take one picture for each item rather than one picture for each pair of opposites!
  3. Print or develop the 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!!

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