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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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.
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:
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?
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.
Find a place that has enough space for both of you to move comfortably.
Play the video and pause when Blippi and Meekah do things that you and your child can do as well. For example:
As you watch, be sure to point out any opposites that you used in your game of charades!
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.
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?
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!
Make a list of opposites or bring the list provided here:
Go over the list with your child, and head out the door!
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?
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.