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Opposite Day


In this video, Blippi and Meekah go on a field trip to Candyland Indoor Playground. While Blippi and Meekah explore the playground, they have tons of fun pretending it’s Opposite Day! You and your child will follow along with them as they find all sorts of silly ways to do things in a way that’s opposite of how you’d expect them to be done.

Prepare to watch the video by completing the “Opposites Charades” activity with your child. Then, play the video and learn and have fun with Blippi and Meekah! After the video is over, take an “Opposites Walk” with your child and explore all of the opposites that you see around you.

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Before the Video:

Opposites Charades

What you'll need:

  • Space to move and get silly

Activity steps:

1. Introduce the Activity

Tell your child that you’re going to watch a Blippi video about opposites today. Explain that Blippi and Meekah will explore an indoor playground and do many silly things that are the opposite of what you might expect.

Ask your child to list a few things that they know are opposites. 

Explain that now you will take turns acting out different opposites.

2. Play Opposites Charades

Start by acting out something with a simple opposite, like “hot” or “big”. Once your child has guessed what you’re acting out, invite them to act out the opposite of your action.

Then, invite your child to act out something else that has an opposite. If they have a hard time thinking of words on their own, you can continue acting out the first word and inviting them to act out the opposite.

Some other ideas for actions are:

  • Slow and fast
  • Hungry and full
  • Tall and short
  • Tired and energetic
  • Standing and sitting
  • Happy and sad
  • Loud and quiet

3. Reflect

Ask your child how their mind and body feel right now, after playing this game. Explain that there’s no right or wrong way to feel. 

Ask if there were any moments during the game when they felt frustrated. If so, how did they work through the frustration?

During the Video:

Move with Blippi and Meekah

What you'll need:

  • The Opposite Day video. Head to to find it! 
  • Space to move and get silly.

Activity steps:

1. Introduce the Activity

Invite your child to join you in watching a video with Blippi and Meekah. Remind them that you’ll be following along as they explore an indoor playground and talk about opposites.

Explain that during the video, Blippi and Meekah will do some silly things, and you’ll pause the video and do some of the silly things, too.

2. Make Room

Find a place that has enough space for both of you to move comfortably.

3. It's Time!

Play the video and pause when Blippi and Meekah do things that you and your child can do as well. For example:

  • At the beginning of the video, they give several examples of opposites. When they’re done, you might pause the video and act out some of those opposites together. 
  • When they dance backwards after the introduction, you might pause the video and dance backwards together.

As you watch, be sure to point out any opposites that you used in your game of charades!

4. Reflect

When the video is over, ask your child which opposites were the most fun to watch Blippi and Meekah act out. 

Ask them what sorts of things they might like to do if they got to have an Opposite Day.

5. Talk About Giving Back

Finally, ask your child how it feels knowing that they’ve helped other kids through Kid Power! Do they know what a ready to use therapeutic food packet is? Which local cause did they decide to donate to?

After the Video:

Opposites Walk

What you'll need:

  • A place to go for a walk.
  • A list of opposites you might see outside.

Activity Steps:

1. Introduce the Activity

Tell your child that now you’re going to go on a walk, and that during the walk you’re going to be on the lookout for opposites!

2. Get Prepared

Make a list of opposites or bring the list provided here:

  • Flying in the sky; running on the ground
  • In the shade; in the sun
  • Big; small
  • Clean; dirty
  • Dry; wet
  • Round; square
  • Loud; quiet
  • Rough; smooth

Go over the list with your child, and head out the door!

3. Take an Opposites Walk

Take a walk anywhere you like, for as long as you like. While you walk, look around to find the opposites on your list. Can you find everything on your list?

4. Reflect

Ask your child how many single items on the list you were able to find — for example, maybe you found something that flies in the sky, but you didn’t see anything that runs on the ground. 

Then, ask them how many pairs of opposites you were able to find — for example, maybe you found something in the shade and something in the sun!

Finally, ask your child how they felt during the walk. Did they feel comfortable, or was it a little too hot or a little too cold? Was it fun looking for opposites, or was it frustrating or boring? Remember, there’s no wrong answer — the important thing is that we’re aware of how we’re feeling! 

If they were uncomfortable and/or they didn’t have fun, you might ask them how they could make it a better experience next time.

What Else Can You Do?

Opposites Dress-up

Give your child a scenario and have them dress in a way that is opposite of what you’d expect. For example, if you say, “We’re going to the beach,” they might put on a heavy jacket and mittens. If you say, “We’re going somewhere really fancy,” they might put on shorts and a T-shirt. Then, invite them to challenge you! Share your opposite outfits with us! @GoKidPower #GoKidPower #PowerUpGuides

Opposites Simon Says

This one might get tricky! Play Simon Says with your child — but whatever Simon says, the other person has to do the opposite action. For example, if Simon says, “Touch your toes,” the other person might touch their head. Simon might also say, “Look up,” “Take one big step,” and “Walk forward.” The other person would then look down, take a small step, and walk backward.

Opposites Memory Match

Cut between 5 and 10 index cards in half, or use any paper roughly the size of half an index card. Choose between 5 and 10 pairs of opposites, and write one word on each paper. For example, you might write “big” on one paper and “small” on another, “sweet” on one paper and “sour” on another. Turn the papers face-down on a flat surface, and take turns trying to find the matching pairs of opposites.

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