a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example shut is a synonym of close.
Use a Thesaurus
"Box." Those who complete this task move on to round two. Repeat the process of round one, but have each child give two synonyms. Have the children who successfully complete both rounds participate in a bonus game. Name a word with several synonyms and have each child raise his hand when he thinks of one. Give each student one point for every synonym he can come up with. Use each word in the bonus round until all children are out of guesses.