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:
- This printable
- Markers or crayons
Set-Up Time: Under 5 min
Activity Time: 15-20 min
Mess Level: Low
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?
- Understanding and naming opposites
- Recognizing sight words