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Anybody got any good,fun thesaurus activities for ks2 aged kids?

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Squarepebbles Tue 02-Apr-13 16:46:49


Trying to improve my dc's vocabulary and tendency to write boring sentences.

Teachercreature Tue 02-Apr-13 16:54:06

Could try some of these?

OrWellyAnn Tue 02-Apr-13 16:59:11

We're on this quest too squarepbbles. We play a game in the car where you have to name an object, and then have to take it in turns to think of a different word to describe it. Kinda like a more complex I spy. So eg: 'Sea' words could include, shimmering, glittering, roaring, crashing etc...
DD loves it and hasn't cottoned on yet that we're just trying to do it to increase her use of descriptive words! smile

fishcalledwonder Tue 02-Apr-13 17:01:18

Writing angry letters of complaint always made my year 6 classes eagerly reach for the thesaurus. They could complain to you for serving them Brussel sprouts, complain to their teacher about homework etc.

Squarepebbles Tue 02-Apr-13 17:13:15

Oooo good ideas!!!

Many thanks,I could get them to do the car thing going round all 5 of us and see who can keep going the longest.

They'll love the angry letters too.


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