I love working on visual discrimination practice with young students.
After all, helping preschoolers and kindergartners learn to recognize objects that are the same and objects that are different is the foundation of literacy.
Recognizing differences in objects helps kids recognize differences in letters and numbers – both of which are necessary to learn how to read and count.
During fall, there are a lot of fun ways to practice this skill. These pumpkin same or different worksheets are another resource to try!
These are simple and, depending on how you want to use them, can even be no-prep. Perfect for last-minute lesson planning!
Keep reading to see how to get your copy.
And, be sure to check out our easy Coffee Filter Pumpkin Craft for kids to make too!
Pumpkin Pairs! Pumpkin Same or Different Worksheets
To use this pumpkin-themed same and different activity, you’ll need the following: (Affiliate links are listed below. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer paper or cardstock
- Laminator (optional)
- Dry erase markers (optional)
- Colored pencils (optional)
This resource includes:
- Four pages of pumpkin same and different worksheets (Blackline version included)
- A full answer key
- A teaching script
- And photo suggestions for use
Two of the pages focus on finding pumpkins that are the same.
Two of the pages ask students to find the pumpkin that is different in each row.
If you use the blackline version, you can even let the students color in the pumpkins for themselves.
How to Use Same or Different Worksheets with Students
Of course, if you want to use these, you can simply print them and hand them out as an in-class activity.
But there are other ways to use these worksheets as well.
You can print them half-sized and add them to busy bags or morning tubs.
You can print the worksheets on cardstock and cut the rows apart.
Then punch a hole in the rows and place them on a ring for use at centers.
This also works well if you want to turn the worksheets into a self-checking activity.
Just include the answer key for students to check their work.
Since there are four rows of pumpkins on each worksheet and only four pumpkins in each row, early learners won’t get overwhelmed by the choices.
But there is still enough variety in the patterns to challenge them.
Get a look at this resource in action below!
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Try some of these other fall-themed learning ideas for early grades!