Matching the Same and Different Ladybugs

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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Are you working on the same and different in your kindergarten classroom? Kids will practice these math skills with this Ladybug Match-up Game! (The Ladybug graphics can be used as story starters at the literacy center!) Check out the same and different ladybug picture activities cards! {PreK, 1st}

Same and Different: Ladybug Match-up

There are 12 pairs of colored ladybugs and 12 pairs of black & white ladybugs.

Class Activity - Using a pocket chart… Place about 6 pairs of the colored Ladybug graphics cards face down in the chart… 4 across in 3 rows. Demonstrate how to find cards that are the same or different. If the two cards turned up do not match… you have to turn them over again! Challenge – Increase the number of pairs used to play match-ups!

Pairs Activity - Place about 6 pairs of the colored Ladybug graphics cards face down on the table or floor. One student will turn up two cards. If the two cards turned up are different… turn them over again! If they are the same, keep the cards that match up! Continue to play until all 6 pairs have been found. Who has the most pairs?

Use the cards as story starters! What? Tell me more! When? Why? Where? How? Tell a story or write it down!

Check the ways this resource will be helpful and fun!

· Whole Class Activity – introduce, teach, review, consolidate the concept of matching pairs

· Math Center Activity – practice the concept of same and different

· Literacy Center Activity – create oral or written Ladybug stories

· Independent Work – find the match-ups, match the color image to the black and white image

Get to know the children in your group!

· Teachers using reading programs like Jolly Phonics

· Special Education Teachers


· Classroom Teachers

· Homeschool

· Parents

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.


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