This category and association packet contains a total of 8 different category mats with a colorful flower and either 2 or 3 spots to place the bees. Cards can be laminated and attached with hook and loop fasteners or placed on the mats. There are 4 category mats designed for 3 items, and 4 category mats designed for 2 items. Each category mat contains a sentence frame: “……, ……, and …… are all ……” or “….. and ….. are both.”
This category and association activity provides enough structure for young students to be successful while being challenged to identify and sort items into specific semantic categories.
Specific categories and items include:
Drinks: coffee, water, milk
Snacks: chips, popcorn, pretzels
Pets: dog, cat, bird
Vegetables: Broccoli, Carrot, Pepper
Transportation: bicycle, boat
Community Helpers: teacher and doctor
School Supplies: backpack, pencil
Animals that swim: Turtle, whale
A page of black and white bees are included for students to make their own flower and bee category pages or just make a spring scene.