This challenging KS2 grammar game will help get children thinking about making powerful adjective choices.
A tarsia is a simple jigsaw puzzle which children solve by matching up sides of triangles so that they correspond with each other, to form one giant equilateral triangle.
In this case, children need to match adjective synonyms. An ideal stretch and challenge activity for in the classroom, or for homework.
This resource includes:
- Adjective synonyms tarsia puzzle PDF
- Blank tarsia template PDF
- Adjective synonym list worksheet
- Adjective synonym list answer sheet
- Teacher’s notes
What is a synonym?
A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase.
- Nice and kind
- Big and large
- Tiny and minute
- Quick and fast
- Smelly and stinky
- Thrilling and exciting
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Students will learn how words are related by meaning as synonyms and antonyms [for example, big, large, little].