Same and Different Sort

This same and different sort is simple to make, easy to set up, and fun for your toddler or preschooler to play.
same and different sort
I wanted to give B a chance to experiment with same and different and I wanted to make sure he understood the concept.  I put two stickers on each card. Some of them matched and some of them didn’t. I used lids as sorting trays.
same and different sorting
B looked at the stickers and decided if they were the same or different. He loved this activity, but I had so many cards that he only wanted to do it once.  There were a few tricky ones that had the same character on them but different colored backgrounds.
If he decided that the two stickers were different I’d ask things like, “How do you know?” “Why?”, “Which part is different?”.
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  • Reply racheous

    Hi! 🙂 I’ve linked to you on my blog: with some of your activities for babies. I have a 7 month old and have got some inspiration from your blog and am sharing it with my readers 🙂

    August 17, 2010 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Michelle

    I love this idea!!! I can’t wait to try it out with Emily :0)

    August 18, 2010 at 2:16 am
  • Reply Jenn @ Delicious Ambiguity

    This rocks! Thanks so much for sharing. I’m featuring you today on Tot Tuesdays! 🙂

    August 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Tim, Allyson, and kids

    Great idea. We’ll be doing this in the next couple of days I’m sure.

    June 23, 2011 at 1:02 pm
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