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My sister, LaLa, has been a teacher for almost 20 years! She texted me the other day and asked if I could create some printable venn diagram templates for her to use in her classroom–cute ones with seasonal pictures that the kids would enjoy using! I thought that this may be a help to other teachers (and homeschool moms), so I decided to plop it on ye olde blog.
That started me thinking…maybe I should start a lesson resource section of the website for teachers and call it “Lala’s Corner.” So that’s what I am officially doing…and we are kicking off with these cute printable venn diagrams!
These aren’t your run-of-the-mill venn diagram template!
These printable venn diagrams are soo cute (I mean, just look at that gingerbread man), AND they’re also versatile and useful. Keep reading to learn how you can use them to compare and contrast various topics with your students.
Uh, what is a venn diagram?
For those of you who may not be familiar with venn diagrams, they are simply charts with overlapping circles that indicate how much two things have in common. The non-overlapping areas of the circles represent elements that are unique to each thing being compared.
A circle venn diagram can be used to teach the concepts of comparing and contrasting any two things—people, animals, books, historical events, theories—anything! They’re a great way to see relationships between things and to organize your thoughts.
How to use venn diagram templates in the classroom
There are endless possibilities for how you can use venn diagrams in the classroom. You can use them for whole-class instruction, small-group work, or even independent learning. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
– Have students learn to compare and contrast two characters from a book using a venn diagram. What do they have in common? What makes them different?
– Use a venn diagram to help children compare and contrast different types of animals. What do mammals have in common? What makes reptiles different from amphibians?
– Use venn diagrams to help students compare and contrast different historical events. For example, what do the American Revolution and the French Revolution have in common? How are they different?
The possibilities are endless! Get creative and see what other ways you can use venn diagrams in your classroom instruction or at home for educational kids activities.
See you a-“round!” (A little corny circle humor, ha!)
These printable venn diagrams are a great way to add some cheer to your homeschool or classroom instruction. I hope that you guys find these super helpful in your teaching!
So download a blank venn diagram (or three, ha!) and print it again and again on my FAVORITE paper ever! But before you do, please take a peek at this note below for the proper use of resources from Plum Jolly!
For another fun resource for fall, check out these printable acorn templates! They are so sweet!
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