- Barney & Friends - "Stop! Go!"
While Angela enjoys playing traffic cop in the park with her STOP and GO signs, Baby Bop gets a quick lesson in opposites - up/down, stop/go, in/out, and high/low. When Officer Phillips visits the park, Baby Bop signals her when to stop and go. Next, Bingo is the perfect playmate for Baby Bop's Stop & Go game. Barney and the kids enjoy a day of non-stop fun with a costume parade, a game of musical Stop & Go, and a display of some very vigorous body movements as they sing "Move Your Body." The fun doesn't stop when they slow their bodies down. Barney reads a playful version of "The Three Billy Goats" as the kids act out a fantasy version on the bridge. Finally, it's time to stop the activity and go home after a long day of non-stop fun!
- Jay Jay The Jet Plane
- "Herky and the Opposites Game"
Old Oscar teaches Herky that sometimes you have to look at things in a different way in order to find the answer.
Do in Class
- Barney: Play "Stop!" and "Go!" - Reinforce the opposites "stop" and "go" with a fun recess game.
- Between the Lions: Matching Games: Opposites - Print these opposite cards to make a matching game.
- Teletubbies: What A Happy Way To Go! - Play Po's happy fast and slow game with your class.
- ZOOM: Big and Little Game - Play this hand coordination game to learn about opposites.
Arthur: The Un-Matching Game - Read a group of words and discover what the words have in common, then find the word that doesn't belong with the others.
- Jay Jay The Jet Plane: Snuffy's Opposite Game - Click on the picture that is different from the one Snuffy is holding.
- Jay Jay The Jet Plane: The Opposite Game song - Print the lyrics and sing along with Radio JJ.
- Dinosaurs Roar
By Paul and Henrietta Strickland
Published June 1997 by Dutton Books
Lively dinosaurs in bright colors are used to introduce opposites using animated language and sometimes surprising word pairings (e.g., fierce/meek) sure to inspire and intrigue young dinosaur officianados.
- Mama Cat Has Three Kittens
By Denise Fleming
Published October 2002 by Henry Holt & Company, Inc.
Boris always does just the opposite of what Mama and the other kittens do. How he relates to them and his lively personality are portrayed in large, textured illustrations and minimal text.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.