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Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 16: Dictionary Day

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Here’s a game to play in honor of Dictionary Day:

What’s the Meaning of This?


  • Dictionary
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Index cards


  1. Each child picks an unfamiliar word from the dictionary.
  2. The word is written on one index card and the definition is written on the other.
  3. The words and definitions should also be recorded on a separate sheet of paper.
  4. After a dozen or so words have been collected, the word cards can be laid out on a table.
  5. A child draws a definition card and tries to match it to the appropriate word card.
  6. Play continues until all words have been matched.
  7. Check the separate sheet of paper to see if the words and definitions have been appropriately matched.

Source(s): From Toolbox Training’s upcoming 100 Language Activities for Kids.
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