Growing Opposites

Invite children to draw a picture of a vegetable garden and label it with words that are opposites. Discuss the different things children might include in their pictures, such as specific vegetables, gardening tools, baskets for the vegetables, and the gardeners themselves. To help children complete this activity, you might first brainstorm a list of opposites as a group, then post the list on your classroom word wall for reference.

  above / below
  dark / light
  different / same
  dirty / clean
  dry / wet
  empty / full
  top / bottom

  front / back
  hard / soft
  huge / tiny
  left / right
  smooth / rough
  thick / thin
  young / old

farmer art

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