Categorizing Games Using Photos
This is a set of 10 categorizing/ sorting games using photos that can be used to make activities for centers, and/or for individual use. 3 levels of difficulty. Ideal for preschool, Pre-K, SPED.
The level indicates the suggested level of difficulty, from 1 to 3.
1. Things that are alive/things that are not alive (Level 2, 24 cards)
2. Things that a baby uses/things that I can use (Level1, 12 cards)
3. Pets/wild animals (Level2, 24 cards)
4. I can wear this/I can play with this (Level 1, 24 cards)
5. Fish/insects/birds (Level2, 24 cards)
6. These things are made of metal/plastic/wood (Level 3, 18 cards)
7. These vehicles move on land/water/in the air (Level2, 24 cards)
8. These animals can swim/move on land/can do both (Level 3, 24 cards)
9. Tools for building/kitchen tools/tools to write with (Level 2, 18 cards)
10. Four food groups: fruits/vegetables/dairy/breads and cereals (Level 2, 24 cards)
Each game contains the described number of 3.5" by 3" cards, plus a graphic organizer sheet on which to categorize the cards.
Some of the cards can be matched to a category that is obvious, for example, a cat would be classified as a “pet”. However, there are some things that are purposely ambiguous, and could be placed in 2 or more categories. For example, is a horse a pet, or a wild animal? (The bridle in the photo indicates it is domesticated)
What about a tarantula? Or a lizard? If the child has a reasonable explanation for placing the photo in a specific category, then it works. These games are designed to provoke discussion, and reasoned choices and decisions.
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