Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Product Swap

 Welcome to our first Product Swap Review~!!

Today I will be reviewing a product by Deb Thomas from:

Fabulously First

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 Format:  Downloadable PDF file

Number of Pages:  15

Grade target:  Kindergarten, First, Second

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First I downloaded, printed, laminated, and then cut it ready for use.
When time came I asked for a volunteer, and Chloe ( Miss 7 ) was quick and happy to try it out.  Miss 5 was also present and totally wanting to join in too.

Included in the file is a cover sheet which would be useful to paste on the outside of a file folder, or envelope, or where ever you are going to store the game.

Also included is a great little chart / poster as a reference tool.  That way if a child needed reminding what an antonym was, it was right there.

And suggestions for use is also included.

The game has a total of 20 cards; 10 antonym sets.  The cards are also quite large.  You'll need a bit of space for them.  This desk is about 150cm wide.  The game could easily be played with 2 children - side by side.

So we turned them all upside down and began our game of Concentration.

Our first antonym set.

  After each match she jumped up and went around the table to fill in her worksheet.  I'm thinking that maybe a clipboard on her lap would of saved her having to run around to the other side to fill in her worksheet.  That's what I'm going to try next time we play it.

I soon realised that we couldn't leave our matched sets on the board where we found them and moved them out. 

The game took her a good 20 mins to do.  A lot of that time was because she had to move around to get the recording done.

And here's is Chloe's completed worksheet.

She really loved this activity, and Miss 5 lined up to have a go straight after as well.

I think this would work awesome as a center activity. 

The file is professionally presented.

I also liked that the activity was no stress, quick, and easy.   The cute monkeys make it very appealing to children.  It was also self directed, once I had explained how to play the game.  It could also become self correcting too if a teacher had a copy of the answers for the children to check their own work when finished. 

 This game was made by Deb Thomas from:

Fabulously First

I bet you're wondering how Deb has her product listed on TpT?  And what other types of things she has in her store too.  (There's a Synonym set just like this one.) 

To go to her store, click HERE.  

To go directly to this reviewed item:
Monkey Around with Antonyms

Thanks everyone~!!

Now go and have some fun shopping.  :o)


  1. Love it!

    ✏ Mrs. Stanford's Class ✏
    ❤ I hope you enjoyed the swap & will join for the next one!! Check out my post for the link to the form :)


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