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Opposites Printable: Engage Kids with Fun Learning Activities

by | Feb 16, 2023 | Core Skills

Sing The Opposite Song

Opposite words are pairs of related words that mean the reverse of each other. Understanding the concept of opposites is important as it helps children learn to compare two different things and build an understanding of a specific concept (high vs. low, loud vs. soft). Learning opposites also improves children’s already expressive vocabulary!

What You’ll Need:

Setup Time: Under 5 min 

Activity Time:  15-20 min 

Mess Level: Low


Play Tips: 

Opposites are everywhere! Find opposites that naturally occur in your surroundings—leaves up on trees, leaves down on the ground. Boxes that are full, boxes that are empty.

Practice opposites by acting them out! Ask your child to do something, then model the opposite—if they sit down, you stand up, if they walk forward, you walk backward. Can you act out the opposites you hear in the song?

Skill Spotlight:

  • Understanding and naming opposites 
  • Recognizing sight words
  • Logic
  • Vocabulary


Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos
Dr. Jody Sherman LeVos

Chief Learning Officer at Begin

Jody has a Ph.D. in Developmental Science and more than a decade of experience in the children’s media and early learning space.