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Investigate Antonyms

In this worksheet, students will identify antonyms for a given word from a list, in order to familiarise them with the concept.

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'Investigate Antonyms' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 3 11+ worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Verbal Reasoning

Curriculum subtopic:   Antonyms

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Worksheet Overview

Welcome word detective!

Your EdPlace team have another puzzle for you to solve!  Are you ready for the challenge?


How are the two words below related?



Cartoon of a happy girl and a sad girl


They mean the opposite of each other. Words that mean the opposite of each other are called antonyms.

Can you think of antonyms (opposites) for the following words?





man looking up                                        young boy sitting with legs crossed                                          2 + 2 = 4 written in chalk on white board



Did you get below, girl and subtract?

If you didn’t, maybe you found the synonym (a word with a similar meaning) for these words instead.,


Question: Which word below is an antonym for evening?


Sun setting over countryside hills






Answer: Morning, as this is the opposite of the evening.

Question: Which word below is an antonym for up

Left          Down                On


Answer: Down, as down is the opposite of up.  

Did you get recognise this?


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Here's a handy hint to help you reach superstar status:            

Remember you're looking for a word with the opposite meaning.


Now it’s time for you to find some antonyms!

Good luck!

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