Tuesday, April 20, 2010

What Doesn't Belong: The Simple Version

We have been playing a very primitive "What Doesn't Belong?" game during M's school time lately. I draw a row of objects all the same except for one that is different either in color or in shape. Her job is to point out the one that doesn't belong.

Then I fold that row down and do another (it's less confusing when she can only see one row at a time). We do about 5 rows in each sitting. She understands the concept now and enjoys it. Any suggestions for the next level of difficulty?

4 comments:

Sarah said...

You could do this with letters. If you've taught upper and lower case, do a row with all upper case letters except for one lower case, etc. Or, use it like your categories game. Do a row with animals where a chair doesn't belong. Or, a row with people where a cat doesn't belong. You could also take this outside and collect objects on a nature walk. Then group flowers together and throw in a stick or different grasses and add a rock, etc.

Michelle said...

I think that Emily would love this thanks for sharing :0)

Kim in the Caribbean said...

You could draw 2 pictures that are of the same object (shape, picture or letter) except missing part of the picture. then have her draw in the missing part.

Kim

Kim in the Caribbean said...

You could draw 2 pictures that are of the same object (shape, picture or letter) except missing part of the picture. then have her draw in the missing part.

Kim