About Same But Different

The goal of this game is to notice and talk about how two objects or pictures are the same and how they are different.

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Encourage players to use as many words as they can to describe what they see - smooshed, turned, side, corner, straight, colors, and so on. Some children might start out by pointing to what they notice about same and different. You can model how to use words to describe what they're pointing to. For example, "Oh, you're noticing that this triangle looks more stretched and narrow, but the other one looks like it has three sides that are the same length."

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Print these 3 sets of Animal Puzzles. ●Set 1 (Beginner): Color Puzzles (puzzles with shape and color clues) ●Set 2 (Intermediate): Shape Puzzles (slightly more challenging puzzles without color clues) ●Set 3 (Extra Challenge): “How many ways?” (most challenging puzzles without shape or color clues)
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