Venn Diagram with Letters

Venn diagrams are a great way to visually organize information. And even young children can benefit from the use of Venn diagrams!

In case you’re unfamiliar with what a Venn diagram is…it is basically just 2 circles that intersect with one another! They are used to show similarities and differences between two items.

Big Brother has been VERY interested in picking out the letters in his name and in Little Brother’s name. They both have their names on the wall in each of their bedrooms and Big Brother has already noticed that both he and Little Brother have an “a” in their names! I thought this Venn diagram presented the perfect opportunity for visually comparing which letters each of the boys have in their names and which letters they share.

1. On a dry-erase board (or just a piece of paper), draw two intersecting circles as shown above. If you’d like even more of a visual, put a picture of two children (or things) at the top. :)

2. Write their names at the bottom. Then have your child tell you which letters are in his name, his sibling’s name (or friend), and which letters are in both their names (which goes in the center).

The great thing about this activity is that you are focusing on TWO areas of development–language (letter recognition) and cognitive (organizing information). :)


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