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# Same and Different: Sort and Classify Sea Creatures in Preschool & Kindergarten

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If you are working on same and different with your Preschool, Kindergarten, Autism or Special Education children, this game is for you! Use this simple sorting game to match outlines, or sort and classify sea creatures! Children need to fine tune their visual discrimination skills to see differences in shape, line, size, color and form. What is your sorting rule? Can you make a pattern? Tell me about it!

Same and Different: Sea Creatures | Grades Preschool to Kindergarten

(14 creatures x 8 colors)

ACTIVITIES
• Use visual discrimination skills to sort the sea creatures by color, shape, size, direction, or other common features.
• Begin with teacher-directed tasks, or class demonstrations when learning how to sort. (Use one attribute, i.e. color or shape for an initial sort. Then add a second attribute, color and shape, etc.)
• Invite the children to play with the material, and think of their own sorting rule. Be aware of individual differences. Support and encourage the learning. After the sort ask, “What is your sorting rule?” Invite them to share their reasoning, “Tell me why this sea creature is here.” “Why did you use the octopus?” Encourage them to “think about their thinking.” Take opportunities to extend the learning.

CREATE AND EXTEND PATTERNS! (Use sentence strips to provide a visual line for the sequence.) i.e.
• a b a b a b
• aa bb aa bb aa bb
• abc abc abcabc
• abbc abbc abbc
• aabbc aabbc aabbc

Visual discrimination is part of phonological awareness. It is the ability to see differences in shapes, lines, sizes, colors and form. Students need to fine tune their visual discrimination skills in order to discriminate between letters, numbers and words. (e.g. b d p q ; h n r ; ban - and)

Mathematical concepts and language learning… they all overlap!
A great resource for early learners!

Check out more early literacy resources here!.

Have a great day!

Laurie

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