A Kangaroo Word is a playful term for a word that contains all the letters of one of its synonyms arranged so that the letters appear in the same order in both words.
Just as Kangaroo’s carry their young ones (Joey’s) in their pouch, he shorter synonyms in a Kangaroo word is called a Joey Words.
Kangaroo Word: BLOSSOM
Joey Word: BLOOM (BLOssOM)
𝑻𝒘𝒊𝒏 𝑲𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒐 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒔:
Twin Kangaroo Words are when the Kangaroo word contain ‘twins’ (two Joey words).
Twin Kangaroo Word: COMMUNITY
Joey Word 1: COUNTY (COmmUNiTY)
Joey Word 2: CITY (CommunITY)
𝑮𝒓𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑲𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒂𝒓𝒐𝒐 𝑾𝒐𝒓𝒅:
A Joey within a Joey! When a Kangaroo Word has one Joey word inside another Joey word, it is known as a Grand Kangaroo Word.
Grand Kangaroo Word: ALONE
Joey Word 1: LONE (aLONE)
Joey Word 2: ONE (lONE)
In contrast, an #AntiKangarooWord is Kangaroo Word that contains a Joey word that is its antonym.
Anti-Kangaroo Word: FEAST
Joey Word: FAST (FeAST)
Write down a few kangaroo words and set a timer and ask kids to guess the Joey word within.
Prepare two sets of cards with Joey Words and ask kids to decipher the Twin Kangaroo word.