I’m sharing a FREE Classroom Community activity today. This can be used during those first few back to school weeks to build friendships and celebrate difference or when teaching about comparing and contrasting. If you liked the Winter Animals venn-daigram (and the other themed venn-diagrams), then I think you will love this one, too!
Group your students in groups of 2 and have them create their hair and face. They can add their eye color by tracing around the black circle on the eyes with a crayon or maker. They can also add any other facial features such as glasses or freckles.
After creating their faces, they record their similarities and differences. I recommend giving your students a set list of what to compare/contrast and a specific amount for each since the space is limited.
For example: 1 favorite color, 1 favorite activity, 1 favorite pet, etc.
If your students are not quite ready to write, they could use stickers. For example: animal stickers, sport stickers, family stickers, cartoon characters, food, etc. and students compare/contrast their favorites.
I found the stickers below at Hobby Lobby, but I’m sure there are also some available on Amazon or other stores.
Goodness, I always love how these turn out! Absolutely adorable!
*I originally created this in 2017 and it has been updated.
You can download the newest version here.
These make adorable hallway displays!
Happy Friday! I hope you all have a wonderful and restful weekend.