A paint-chip synonym garden! The colors on the paint strip are similar, but not exactly the same, just like the synonyms themselves. Love this! Think I'll try this next year and add an antonym to the last space, as suggested by the original poster.
Focusing on Words with Multiple Meanings Shades of Meaning- Use paint samples to talk about word meanings.The similar shades of paint chips can symbolize the similar word meanings in a tactile learning activity.