Comparing and contrasting activities for kids

Kids comparing and contrasting activities including games, experiments, and crafts.

48 Comparing & classifying activities

Experimenting with More and Less

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity teaches your child the concept of quantity and comparing quantities.

Stringing Beads

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Children develop hand-eye coordination while exploring patterns and sorting.

If the Shoe Fits

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 48 months

Time:

Teach your child about spatial volume with this experiment in trying on clothes.

Recycled Toys

Arts & Crafts by: Linda O

Ages: 6 to 60 months

Time:

Engage baby and toddler imaginations and play with everyday recycled objects.

Perceptual Comparisons

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity will help your child make perceptual comparisons like small, smaller, smallest and big, bigger, biggest.

Boxes and Lids

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Teach rudimentary math skills and motor skills with everyday household items.

Pease Porridge Hot

Poems & Rhymes by: MotherGoose

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 2 mins

Classic rhyme about a porridge made from peas with gestures for children to practice hand coordination.

Sorting Beads

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 10 mins

Teaches the concept of sorting and color identification.

Paper Blowing

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Explore the concepts of weight (light versus heavy) and movement

Experimenting with Length

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

This activity helps children to understand the differences between Long and Short. It also helps introduce comparing lengths.

Water Play

Experiments by: sumana

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

This game teaches your children the importance and properties of water.

Stack and Sort

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 6 mins

Learn to match and stack with stackable sets of plates, coasters, etc.

Float or Sink?

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Show your child how different objects float or sink in water. This is a great outdoor activity for a summer day!

Introduction to Magnets

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Give your child a first look at how magnets work.

ABC Matching Game

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

A fun way to start on the road to literacy with your pre-schooler. Teach your child to match uppercase and lowercase letters and associate sounds...

Watch Me Grow

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Show your child how much he or she is growing in height and weight in a visual way that they can understand.

The Tortoise and the Hare

Story by: Seattlemum

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Story contrasting approaches to meeting a goal. The rabbit represents bursts of speed but lack of consistent focus. The turtle who represents...

Sorting Laundry

Game by: Bijou

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Practice recognition and color names by sorting laundry to prepare for the wash.

What Shapes Roll?

Experiments by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Find out what kinds of shapes will roll on a ramp.

Sports Balls Sorting

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

Sorting by size and/or shape.