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Santa's Synonyms! and FRIDAY FREEBIE!

Many of you may have seen this picture on my instagram this week
(@practicallyspeeching). I used a giant Santa that I found in Target's dollar spot as a Synonym match game! His beard and the velcro blend so nicely!

Or maybe you saw my Synonym song that I posted, and can't stop singing along to that catchy tune!?

 If you're wondering what's with all the Synonym Santa business, you're going to want to check out my newest packet on TpT. It's chock full of holiday vocabulary and their synonym pair! Sing the song, do the worksheets, and hang the printables! Tis the season to add some synonym to your life - get it?! synonym/cinnamon!

ANYWHO, the packet allows you to build skills through the printable cards and worksheets. Use matching, discrimination, and then allow the kids to try to come up with synonyms themselves. The homework can be used for different levels. I've been using these with my first and second graders, but it all depends on where your kids are!

My kids loved the "Santa Shake" game using the dice and cards. They were a fan of the "WANTED" signs (not pictured) that we made also. Oh, and the song I tortured them with for at least 10 minutes - they loved it!

Download this fun activity packet HERE for FREE until Sunday 12/15!

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