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bunny activities, bunny crafts, spring crafts, Venn diagrams, tulip venn diagram, venn diagram templates, bunny crafts, tulip crafts, spring bulletin board ideas, activities with Venn diagrams, Venn diagrams for spring, Venn diagrams for preshchool kindergarten and first grade, compare and contrast ideas, writing prompts for April, writing prompts for spring, spring bulletin board ideas, april bulletin board ideas, Easter bulletin board ideas, math bulletin board ideas, bunny bulletin board ideas, Venn diagram bulletin board,compare and contrast activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, compare and contrast writing activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, I LOVE using Venn diagrams with kids.  They are so easy to make and are the perfect way to introduce compare and contrast writing.

A Venn diagram is so simple that even my Y5’s easily understood them, plus they really enjoyed making them. 

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As they share which is their favorite, we narrow it down to two and then I bring the drinks in for the next class. Almost every semester Coke and Mountain Dew wins out.

They worked in small groups and made a Venn diagram comparing the soda, sipping as they worked.  Using their laptops they also found out differences via the Internet.  It’s my fun way to introduce them to writing a compare and contrast essay.

For little ones, I introduced the concept of a Venn diagram using 2 Hula-Hoops and index cards.  We brainstormed the differences and similarities of whatever we were working on.

Write these things on the board and give each student an index card to write one of the similarities or differences on.  Using clip art, you can also have two pictures to put inside the appropriate hoops along with header cards: similar and different.

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For spring, I wanted to make this into a “craftivity” so I chose bunnies.  Their bellies are the Venn diagram.  I call them Venn Friends because half the students choose a friend’s name out of the Easter basket who they then team up with. 

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These make an adorable spring or April bulletin board.   Later, each student can take their own bunny head home and the teacher can keep the Venn portions as examples. 

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bunny activities, bunny crafts, spring crafts, Venn diagrams, tulip venn diagram, venn diagram templates, bunny crafts, tulip crafts, spring bulletin board ideas, activities with Venn diagrams, Venn diagrams for spring, Venn diagrams for preshchool kindergarten and first grade, compare and contrast ideas, writing prompts for April, writing prompts for spring, spring bulletin board ideas, april bulletin board ideas, Easter bulletin board ideas, math bulletin board ideas, bunny bulletin board ideas, Venn diagram bulletin board,compare and contrast activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, compare and contrast writing activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, Besides the bunny Venn Friend, I also made a tulip one, so you could give your students a choice.  That one also includes a graphing activity. 

bunny activities, bunny crafts, spring crafts, Venn diagrams, tulip venn diagram, venn diagram templates, bunny crafts, tulip crafts, spring bulletin board ideas, activities with Venn diagrams, Venn diagrams for spring, Venn diagrams for preshchool kindergarten and first grade, compare and contrast ideas, writing prompts for April, writing prompts for spring, spring bulletin board ideas, april bulletin board ideas, Easter bulletin board ideas, math bulletin board ideas, bunny bulletin board ideas, Venn diagram bulletin board,compare and contrast activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, compare and contrast writing activities for preschool kindergarten and first grade, Thanks for visiting.  It's "supposed" to get into the 60's today, so my feet have hit the floor running.  I want to open all the windows and bring springtime inside.  Wishing you a sweet day.

"Spring: rebirth,renewal, and regrowth." -Unknown 

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Venn diagrams are a quick, easy and fun way to introduce the concept of comparison and contrast writing.  Choosing a partner to make a "Pumpkin Venn Friend" with, is an interesting way to do that.  What a fun way for students to get to know each other too.  This activity will be FREE for an entire year! Woo hoo.  After which time, it will be up-dated & put in my whopping 51-page Fall Venn Friends packet in my TpT shop.  For your convenience, I've included a PREVIEW here.

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Packet includes 3 mitten Venn diagrams including 1 where students compare and contrast 2 animal characters from the story The Mitten.

 

 

 

 

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