In this section you'll find lots of free printable worksheets for kids. This page is all about categorization. The first step in learning to place items in categories is learning to match. Kids need to learn what goes together before they can understand what does not go together. Once matching has been mastered, they are able to move on to categorization.
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Start with finding the matches in the worksheets below. Simply circle the two items that match in each row.
The following worksheets are a bit trickier... each row contains three pictures. Two of the pictures have something in common or "go together". Simply cross out the picture in each row that does not belong with the others.
Another set of worksheets where two items in each row have something in common. Circle the object that does not belong in each row.
Circle the items that go with a fire truck, a farm, the beach, a circus or a baby.
What items would go in a backpack, be used for camping, be seen at the circus or the beach? Use the following cut-and-paste activities to place the correct items in each category. Cut out the pictures on the right side of the page. Paste the correct pictures in the boxes provided.
This series asks the kids to draw a line from the picture on the left to the corresponding picture on the right. Match animals and insects to their homes.
Here's some fun cut-and-paste activities to help children understand categories. Cut out the pictures at the bottom of the worksheet. Paste the pictures in one of two categories per page. Try farm or zoo, fruit or vegetable, or winter or summer.
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