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Same and Different

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Aligned To Common Core Standard:

Precursor to Kindergarten - K.MD.A.3

Teaching Preschoolers the Difference Between Same and Different - One the very primary attributes that childhood classrooms cover is sorting. Sorting is an essential skill that the little ones need to grasp before the math skills are developed and they move on to complex structures. In order to teach kids what same and different are, the first step is to teach them sorting. Even though these kids are quite small, they do have the ability to learn quicker. It is not necessary that you show them similarity between two things, you can start by storytelling! Try using socks, they always make up the best example possible. When you put these socks, they themselves learn how to create differences between the pairs of socks you put in front of them. You can also try using flashcards that will help them to identify what is different and what images are similar. Try using markers of same colors and then of different colors, it will also help you to use easily available materials. These worksheets and lessons help students learn to identify objects and numbers that are alike or unalike.

Printable Worksheets and Lessons

Lesson Sheets

Find the items that is the same as the first.

  • Lesson 1 - Look at the pictures on the right side of the column. Circle the picture that is the same as the first picture.

Practice Worksheets

We start to build sorting, and compare and contrast skills.

  • Practice 1 - Hippos and chickens.
  • Practice 2 - Find the object that does not belong with the others, and mark it.
  • Practice 3 - Circle the picture that is the same as the first picture.
  • Practice 4 - In each row, mark the object that does not belong with the others.
  • Practice 5 - What is different?
  • Practice 6 - Which two belong together?