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#1
10-06-2007, 05:49 PM
 gllanes Novice Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 71
Same/Different activities?

Do you have any ideas on activities I can do with my PK4 children to teach them the concepts of same/different?

#2
10-06-2007, 06:02 PM
 cutNglue Magnifico Join Date: Sep 2006 Posts: 8,925 Kindergarten Teacher
I don't teach preschool, but here's what I would think...

Start with sorting activities. Let's put all the circle blocks (of the same color) in one area and all the square blocks (of the same color) in another area. Stress that you put all the circles together because they are the same. Stress that you put all the squares are the same. Circles and squares are NOT the same. They are different. Then build from there. Graduate to lucky charms. They like to eat those. Then read stories about same and different and see if they can pick out things in the pictures that are the same and things that are different. Put one object in a group of objects that are different. Ask them to point and show which is different. It does NOT belong. Then try some fun worksheets. Let their conversations guide you.
#3
10-06-2007, 06:03 PM
 tm91784 Comrade It's my birthday! Join Date: Oct 2005 Posts: 372 Wheeling, WV, USA
Maybe make shapes, letters, or numbers and mix one in that doesn't belong and have the children pick it out. Or you could have a group of similar toys with one toy that doesn't belong in the group and have the kids pick which is different. Also, you could have the children find matching pairs of socks or mittens. You could sort fall leaves that are the same/different. They could even sort snacks (salty vs. sweet).
#4
10-08-2007, 04:14 PM
 Blue Aficionado Join Date: Nov 2005 Posts: 3,683 OREGON
I like to use hula hoops to sort the items. I even put the girls in one and the boys into another.
#5
10-08-2007, 08:33 PM
 cutNglue Magnifico Join Date: Sep 2006 Posts: 8,925 Kindergarten Teacher
Quote:
 Originally Posted by blue I like to use hula hoops to sort the items. I even put the girls in one and the boys into another.
That would be a fun way to introduce the venn diagram!
#6
10-09-2007, 09:50 AM
 gllanes Novice Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 71
Thank you so much, these are all great ideas.
#7
10-09-2007, 04:34 PM
 mommaruthie Fanatic Join Date: May 2002 Posts: 2,899 Broward County Florida
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#8
10-10-2007, 06:00 PM
 gllanes Novice Join Date: Aug 2006 Posts: 71
I loved that game, thanks!

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