These Pets same and different games will help pre-k and kindergarten kids practice and build visual discrimination skills. Children need visual discrimination skills to help them identify letters and numbers, as well as distinguish the difference between similar letter shapes such as p, q, b, d.
To play these visual discrimination games, just print these cards, laminate, and cut.
Children will take a card and look at all four pictures. They will find the one picture that is different (three pictures are the same). Children will mark the picture that’s different with a manipulative.
You can use almost any manipulative to cover the picture that’s different or you can have children clip the picture with a clothespin.
Manipulatives to use:
- Plastic chips
- Unifix cubes
- Marker caps
- Table scatter
- Mini dog or cat erasers
- Flat floral marbles
To download these same and different cards, click the download buttons below. There are two sets of dogs and two sets of cats. Each set has varying degrees of difficulty: some easy cards and some more difficult.
Note: These are free printables, just click to download.
Download the Dog Same & Different Cards:
Download the Cat Same & Different Cards:
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