Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Synonyms and Antonyms topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Opposite Day

Together with the whole family, hold an Opposite Day at home. Have your child use antonyms to describe his or her day or explain what he or she wants to do. For example, if your child wants to go outside or is hungry, he or she can say “I want to stay inside” or “I am full.” Encourage your child to think of creative antonyms and write down unfamiliar words in their notebooks to look up in a dictionary or thesaurus.


Make your own concentration game at home. Write words and their synonyms on different index cards and have your child match the word and its synonym. Discuss each word and have your child use it or write it in a sentence. Discuss how synonyms can make writing stronger. You can repeat the game using antonyms.