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Sorting, Categorizing and Classifying
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Sorting Printouts/Worksheets:
Color and Count

Sorting: Color and Count the Items

In these worksheets, the students colors items by category, and then counts the items in each category.
Match Words

Match Words and Pictures

Match the word and pictures that go together.
Which One is Different?

Which One is Different?

In these worksheets, circle the picture in each group that is different.
circle A Words

Circle Theme Words

Circle the words that have a common theme, for example, belonging to a group or starting with the same letter.


Graphing Jellybeans Printout

Sort by color, count, and graph your jellybeans.
Write words

Write 5 Words for Each Category

In these printable worksheets, the student writes groups of words by the category they belong to.
Write words

Write 10 Words for Each Category

In these printable worksheets, the student writes groups of words by the category they belong to.
Category Fit Worksheet

Idea Matrix Puzzles

In these sorting and classifying activities, the student fills in the blanks (and some categories) in an idea matrix using a word bank.

Graphic Organizers Useful for Sorting: Venn Diagrams, Trees, and Charts.

Venn Diagrams:


2-Set Venn Diagram Printout

A Venn diagram with two sets.


2-Set Venn Diagram Printout

A Venn diagram with two oval-shaped sets.


3-Set Venn Diagram Printout

A Venn diagram with three sets.

Venn diagram

Animals and Flying Things: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: animals, things that fly. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Containers and Kitchen Items: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: containers, kitchen items. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Family Members and Women: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: family members, women. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Food and Plants: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: food, plants. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Fruit and Red Food: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: fruit, red food. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Mammals and Black-and-White Things: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: mammals, black-and-white things. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Pets and Mammals: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: pets, mammals. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Tools: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: woodworking tools, power tools. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Vacation, Container: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: vacation, containers. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Vegetables and Orange Food: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: vegetables, orange food, red food. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Vehicles and Things That Float: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: vehicles, things that float. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Winter Clothing and Footwear: Venn Diagram Puzzle

Put the word bank words in the proper place in the Venn diagram with the headings: winter clothing, footwear. Or go to the answers.

Venn diagram to label

Venn Diagram

Label the subsets of a Venn diagram.
Answers


Primes, Even Numbers and Multiples of 3: Venn Diagram Printout

Where do the numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 belong on this Venn diagram? For the answers, click here.


LCM, GCD

Factor two numbers into primes, then use a Venn diagram to compute their Least Common Multiple (LCM) and Greatest Common Divisor (GCD).


Two Candidate Venn Diagram

Compare and contrast two candidates running for office using this Venn diagram printout.


Comets vs. Asteroids Venn Diagram Printout

Make a Venn diagram showing the similarities and differences between comets and asteroids. For the answers, click here.
Plant and Animal Cells Venn Diagram

Plant and Animal Cells Venn Diagram

Compare the characteristics of plant and animal cells using this Venn diagram printout. Or go to the answers.

Compare Two Animals Using a Venn Diagram

Pick two animals, then compare and contrast them using a Venn diagram.


Butterfly/Moth Venn Diagram

Label the Venn diagram of the similarities and differences between butterflies and moths.
Answers


Frog/Toad Venn Diagram Printout

Make a Venn diagram showing the similarities and differences between frogs and toads. For the answers, click here.


Whale/ Fish Venn Diagram

Determine which characteristics belong to fish, which belong to whales, and which belong to both.
Venn diagram

Balloons Venn Diagram Printout #1

On this printout, the student classifies balloons by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Balloons Venn Diagram Printout #2

On this printout, the student classifies balloons by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Venn Diagram Printout #1

On this printout, the student classifies geometric figures by shape, size, and shading by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers. (4th grade level)
Venn diagram

Venn Diagram Printout #2

On this printout, the student classifies geometric figures by shape, size, and shading by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers. (4th grade level)
Venn diagram

Ice Cream Cone Venn Diagram Printout #1

On this printout, the student classifies ice cream cones by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Ice Cream Cone Venn Diagram Printout #2

On this printout, the student classifies ice cream cones by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Groundhog Venn Diagram Printout #1

On this printout, the student classifies groundhogs by their shadow direction, the direction they're facing, and whether or not they're in a burrow, by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Groundhog Venn Diagram Printout #2

On this printout, the student classifies groundhogs by their shadow direction, the direction they're facing, and whether or not they're in a burrow, by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Robot Venn Diagram Printout #1

On this printout, the student classifies robots by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Robot Venn Diagram Printout #2

On this printout, the student classifies robots by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Hearts Venn Diagram Printout #1

On this printout, the student classifies hearts by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Hearts Venn Diagram Printout #2

On this printout, the student classifies hearts by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Country/Animal/Starts With "T" Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies countries, animals, and words that start with "T" by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: Algeria, Egypt, fish, France, table, tiger, title, tomato, Tunisia, Turkey, turtle, zebra. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

US State/US President/3-Syllables Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies US states, US presidents, and 3-syllable words by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: Adams, Alabama, California, Everglades, Florida, Kentucky, Lincoln, Madison, Obama, Seattle, Washington, Wyoming. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Food/2-Syllables/Starts-With-"B" Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies food, 2-syllable words, and words that start with "B" by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: bacon, bagel, bank, bigger, bill, bread, broccoli, bulletin, button, cauliflower, egg, garlic, horse, silver, table, waffle. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Insects/Things-That-Fly/Starts-With-"B" Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies insects, things that fly, and words that start with "B" by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: bat, bear, bed bug, bee, blimp, bridge, butterfly, dragonfly, flea, jet, kite, moth, plane, silverfish. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Man-Made/Transportation/Starts With "C" Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies man-made items, transportation, and words that start with "C" by placing them in a Venn diagram. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Sports/Winter/Footwear Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies winter, sports, and footwear items by placing them in a Venn diagram. Words: camel, canoe, car, carnation, cat, computer, crayon, desk, horse, pen, plane, ship. Or go to the answers.
Venn diagram

Chinese Zodiac Animals Venn Diagram Printout

On this printout, the student classifies Chinese zodiac animals by placing them in Venn diagrams. Or go to the answers.

Trees used in Sorting:


Tree Diagram Printout

Squares: 3 levels, 2 options each - vertical orientation.


Tree Diagram Printout

Squares: 4 levels, 2 options each - vertical orientation.

Dichotomous Key

A dichotomous key is a series of questions which leads to the identification of an item. You can make a dichotomous key for identifying common objects or sorting them into groups.

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Balloons
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Bats
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Bedtime
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Body
Bones, Skeletons
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C
Calendars
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Canada Day
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China
Chinese New Year
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Colors
Columbus Day
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Computer Terms
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D
Day of the Dead
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E, Long E, Short E
Earth Day
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Fact or Opinion
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Follow Instructions
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Geography
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H
Halloween
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Ice Cream
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J
Japan
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K
Kangaroo
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L
Labor Day
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Leaf
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M
Mammals
Martin Luther King Day
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Military
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Monkeys
Moon
Mother's Day
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N
Names
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Numbers
O, Long O, Short O
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Occupations
One Hundred Days of School
Opposites
Owls
P
Pandas
Penguins
People and Community
Pets
Pigs
Pirate
Pizza
Plants
Portuguese
President's Day
Pumpkins
Q
R
Rabbits
Rainbow
Reindeer
Right and Left
Robots
Rocks
Rodeo
Russia
S
Scarecrows
School
Seasons
Senses
Seuss
Sewing
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In The Sky
Snow
Sorting
Spanish Language
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Spiders
Sports
Spring
Stars
Stories
St. Patrick's Day
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Sun
Swedish Language
Symbols
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T
Teeth
Thanksgiving
Time
Tools
Toys
Transportation
Travel & Vacation
Trees
Turkeys
U, Long U, Short U
V
Vacation
Valentine's Day
Vehicles
Veteran's Day
W
Water
Weather
Whales, Dolphins
Winter
Witches, Magic
X
Y
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