Antonyms are two words with opposite meanings. The study of antonyms can be fun, and an antonyms word list is a great educational tool. Use printable pages of words that mean opposite things to create worksheets, games, and more.
Sample Antonym Lists
For a printable page of words and their antonyms for any level, see:
- Basic Antonym List: This printable contains antonyms for elementary grades.
- Intermediate Antonym List: This printable contains an antonym list ideal for fifth through eighth grades.
- Advanced Antonym List: This list is perfect for young advanced students or high schoolers.
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Using an Antonyms Word List
A list of antonyms can be used in many ways in the homeschool classroom. Here are a few ideas:
- Create fill-in-the-blank worksheets.
- Make a game of it. Call out a word. The first to call out its antonym gets a point.
- Make flashcards. If you have nonreaders in the house-- or just want to give the cards visual appeal-- draw or glue photos on each card.
- Make up fun rhyming songs for the antonym pairs.
- Create matching worksheets.
- Divide the children into pairs, and have each pair act out a set of antonyms.
- Create stories and have children replace the underlined words with an antonym. For example: The train was going slow. If you have underlined the word slow, your student should come up with the word fast.