Inside Outside Worksheets
Preschool is the time when we really try to help youngsters better understand the world around them. As teachers our goal is to help them form a sense of confidence with communicating with others. When we are describing things, we not only need to describe those things, but we need to describe their surroundings and location. Positional words are a huge help to communicate this to others. We often rely on these words when we are forming a comparison. The first two words that come to mind are related to a things they are found within. These worksheets help students understand the positional concepts of being inside, outside, or between other objects.
Aligned Standard: K.G.A.1
- Kitty in the Basket: Step-by-Step Lesson- Decide where the kitty is.
- Guided Worksheet - This is like a visual walk through. Focus on getting acquainted with the words.
- Guided Explanation - Really, the explanation is just: "I wrote the word."
- Independent Practice Worksheet - Interpret what is going on in all the pictures.
- Matching Worksheet - This is a reading activity that some children find easy, while others have difficulty.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
There are a with a maximum of three objects per work page. Would it be helpful to have more object at this level?
- Lesson 1 - The fish is inside the bowl.
- Lesson 2 - The rabbit is outside the basket.
- Lesson 3 - Spot where that tortoise is at.
- Lesson 4 - This will ask you to mark two different positions.
- Lesson 5 - The snowman is in between the cowboy and the lamb.
These are very clear and understandable for the little ones.
- Practice 1 - Point to the rabbit and label him as being "inside" the hat.
- Practice 2 - Mark what is outside of the glass.
- Practice 3 - Mark the thing in between the other two things.
- Practice 4 - Label what is inside the box. Label what is outside the box.
What is Meant by Inside and Outside?
We are aware of so many definitions and so many positions that we use in everyday life. Up, down, left, right, backward, forward, and so many more. Just like these definitions, there are a few other definitions we need to keep in our minds as well. Let's take a look at those, shall we?
Let us first take an example. Consider that there's a room and you are in there. Five minutes later, your mom calls you and you go to see what she needs. After leaving your room, you realize that she wasn't in the room next to yours. Instead, she was in the last room of the hall. So, you go to her, see what she needs and come back to your room.
Here's the fun part, you just learnt what inside, outside and between is! Let us repeat, see when you were in your room, you were INSIDE. When you heard your mom call and to respond to her, you came OUTSIDE the room. And the room in the middle of yours and your mom's room was BETWEEN the rooms. Wasn't this fun to learn? You'll learn more with us!
These are positional words. They describe the location of a person or an object. We first determine what object we are focused on. That can be considered the container. We then focus on the person or object and where it is located in relation to the container. If the person or object is found within the container, they are inside. If they are not in that container, they are outside.