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Opposite Day

Target Words

backwards, opposite, reverse

Materials

none

Directions

On Opposite Day, narrate what you are doing or thinking, but say the opposite. For example, say: "I'm taking off my jacket" while you're really putting on your jacket. Say, "I don't want any ice cream," as you point to the ice cream truck and lick your lips. If the sun is shining say, "The weather is awful today." Your child will quickly catch on and join in with the game.

On Opposite Day, you could have breakfast at dinnertime. At bedtime, tuck your child in with a kiss and say "Good morning!"

Extension

On Opposite Day, you can also do things in reverse. Put on your shirt and pants backwards or inside out. Try singing the Alphabet Song from Z to A. Serve dinner backwards, starting with dessert.

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Age Range

4–7

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