Posted in Learn with Stickers, Learning Opposites, Sorting Activity, Vocabulary - Toddler & Preschool

Same or Different – Developing Visual Discrimination

Learning Same or Different is one of the essential math basics for preschoolers. We always have enough stickers at home because the girls love stickers and they play with it all the time. We have done few learning activities using stickers before – it is easy to set up and fun to learn with. So i decided to go with stickers for this activity too – perfect for preschoolers, develops visual discrimination & vocabulary skills.

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What you need

  • Stickers
  • Paper
  • Scissors

How to

  • Pick the stickers according to your kids interest & ability to look and find the difference. I picked princess stickers- my LOs favourite. Made sure they were not too small and avoided stickers with same characters but different backgrounds. (would do that as we get to the next level)
  • Stick two of the same design or different designs next to each other on a white paper or cardstock.
  • Stick the pairs one below the other. Once done, laminate the paper for durability. Cut the pairs using scissors.

I wrote the words same & different on a cardstock, gave it along with the sticker cards to Miss A(3.5 yrs) and asked her to find which pair looks same and which looks different. 

She tried to identify the words same, different and placed the “Same” and “Different” labels on each side of a tray. Then looked into each card and decided if the pictures on the card are the same or different and sorted it on the appropriate sides of the tray. Every time i asked her, ‘how do you know it’s different’ or ‘why do you think it’s the same’. Then she would explain what she noticed. Sometimes she just replied, ‘because mummy, you see it looks same’ 😜. She found this activity interesting – kept repeating it for a while. Later this changed into a story telling activity – A & D(2.5 yrs) looked at each sticker card and made up very interesting princess stories. 



Hi!! Im Lavanya, stay at home mom of 3 & 2 yr old girls.. My LOs are very active and they need various activities to keep them busy and interested. A monotonous play bores them easily.. Hence, I've started to explore & create activities to keep them occupied - fun & some learning.. This blog is my maiden attempt where you can find simple crafts and learning activities for kids. If you like my page share it with your friends. Also tell me what you think in the comments. 😀 Thanks for stopping by!!

8 thoughts on “Same or Different – Developing Visual Discrimination

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