This Classifying Sizes activity will help your students practice comparing small and large sizes for math skills. This activity goes with the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, or you can use it as a stand alone activity. Find more Fairy Tale activities here.
The Goldilocks story is perfect for introducing size concepts to children. In the book, you will find a small bear, a medium bear, and a large bear. The bears have small, medium, and large voices as well as different sizes of bowls, chairs, and beds in their house.
To Prepare the Activity:
Download and print out the pictures (download link below). Cut the cards apart. Place the “Small Sizes” and “Big Sizes” cards at the top of a pocket chart. You can also glue these to a piece of chart paper if you want to make a chart to save and hang on the wall.
This printable includes both full color cards and blackline cards. These are in the same file, so make sure you set your printer to only print the pages you want. To print the color cards, set the printer to print pages 2-6. To print the blackline cards, set the printer to print pages 7-11.
How To Do the Activity:
Shuffle the picture cards, and draw one from the stack. Ask children to name the object and tell whether it is a small object (such as a strawberry) or a large object (such as a house). You can do this activity at large group or small group.
Download the Classifying Cards:
Note: This is a free printable, just click to download.
I love to use fairy tales with preschool kids! If you’d like more, I have a pack of Goldilocks and the Three Bears activities available in my shop.