Fun with BIG words


After 30 years of teaching I learned that children love the challenge of big words like metamorphosis or transpiration. They might not connect to the simpler words like atom, ion, larva, etc. But they are intrigued with “big words”. Here is a list of some “big words” or cool vocabulary from Moonglow. Click on the question mark below for some fun activities with these words.

List the things you can think of that can be tranquil:​

How many things can you list that can be entwined?

What have you ever seen that has been illuminated?

What animals might be the color of crimson?

What is the best reveal you’ve ever seen?

List the animals that can transform

Now have the children pick their lists above and illustrate them!

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