matching opposite pictures

Matching Opposites Pictures is a language lesson designed for 3 to 6-year-old children. It guides them to understand some adjectives’ meaning better and to match them with their opposite picture.  This activity brings many benefits, it improves the child’s ability to describe things, encourages the learning of new vocabulary, enhances concentration, and builds a sense of order.

Materials Required for Matching Opposite Pictures Activity

  • A small mat
  • A small tray
  • Two sets of 8 or more pictures.  The pictures of one set represent the opposites of the other group.

How to Introduce Matching Opposite Pictures Activity to the Child?

In this activity, the child matches pairs of opposite pictures with no words.

  1. Carry the tray with the pictures to a mat or a table.
  2. To clear the space, place the tray in one corner of the mat.
  3. Take a set of pictures and line them up on the left side of the mat.
    If there are many cards, you will need to make two columns.
  4. Take a picture from the other set, say the word it represents, and compare it with the first picture on the mat by reading. If it’s the opposite word, leave it there. If the cards don’t match, compare your card with the next cards until you find the opposite word.
  5. Repeat the process with the other pictures until all pictures match.
  6. Once all pictures are matched, say the words they represent.
  7. Pick up each set of pictures, shuffle them, and put them back in the tray.

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