The Game That No – One Wants To Play Because There Is No 1

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Odd One Out

Can you guess which is the odd one out ? All four of my fingers were the same length … except for my thumb. The clothes in my wardrobe were all red … other than my new pair of trousers which were spotty and green. A litter of kittens were in the kitchen … other than the black one sat on the fireside rug. The flowers in the vase on the windowsill were pink blooms (other than the occasional yellow daffodil). In the garden on the bird table, a host of blackbirds were pecking a crust … other than the white dove, sitting on a perch. The keys on my computer were all square (but the buttons to the right were round). Everyone in class had short noses, but the person sat at the back had a nose so long that it poked out, nosy, red, bright. The books on my bookshelf were all tall and long, except for this one which is short and strong. The pigs all say ‘OINK !’ – except for the cat which syas ‘MEOUIW !’. Dogs bark ‘WOOF’ … and cows go ‘MOO !’ … and dogs This is me and that is you. Although there’s two – there’s an odd one out too.

Activity
Look around your classroom … find things that are the same … and things that have one odd one out

© Jacqueline Richards 2005

Where has the one gone from these one or two words ?

sc ___ ___ ___

st ___ ___ ___

n ___ ___ ___

___ ___ ___ – sided

st ___ ___ ___ware

any ___ ___ ___

every ___ ___ ___

___ ___ ___ – stop

___ ___ ___ time

byg ___ ___ ___ days

d ___ ___ ___

firc ___ ___ ___

b ___ ___ ___

m ___ ___ ___ y

b ___ ___ ___y

al ___ ___ ___

___ ___ ___ armed bandit

thr ___ ___ ___

postp ___ ___ ___

z ___ ___ ___

t ___ ___ ___

___ ___ ___self

impassi ___ ___ ___d

pensi ___ ___ ___d

___ ___ ___ way

relati ___ ___ ___d

re – conditi ___ ___ ___d

aband ___ ___ ___ d

sh ___ ___ ___

© Jacqueline Richards 2007

Answers :
scone
stone
none
one – sided
stoneware
anyone
everyone
one – stop
one time
bygone days
done
fircone
bone
money
boney
alone
one armed bandit
throne
postpone
zone
tone
oneself
impassioned
pensioned
one way
relationed
re – conditioned
abandoned
shone

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