Group Word Games for Kids


Backward & Opposites
Backwards & Opposites is a challenging game for kids.
Backwards & Opposites is a challenging game for kids.
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Backward & Opposites is a group word game for kids that gets everyone thinking quickly. Woh tsaf nac uoy daer sdrow drawkcab? Can you sort out the ups and downs of ordinary words? These games will help you find out!

How to Play Backward & Opposites

How to Play Backward & Opposites

What You'll Need:

  • 3x5 Index Cards
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Clock or Stopwatch

Step One: This brain puzzler sounds easier than it is. Write out ten of your favorite words on ten different 3x5 cards. Then write each word backward on the other side of the index card.

Step Two: Have your friend or a game partner do the same. Take turns showing each other the backward side of the cards. Keep track of how long it takes to solve each backward mystery.

Step Three: For an easier puzzler, consider opposites. Can you tell right from wrong? Black from white? Prove it. Write 25 words with obvious opposites on twenty-five 3x5 cards.

Step Four: On the back of each card, write the opposite of the word. See how long it takes to get a friend or partner to guess the exact opposite and say it out loud.

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