LIVING AND NON-LIVING (individual presentation)
To draw the child’s attention to the difference between “living” and “non-living” objects.
To lead the child to simple classification.
Series of pictures of objects coded on the back.
A box with two compartments labelled “Living” and “Non-Living” (optional).
Living, in this case, means that it once took food, grew and reproduced.
Gather a small group of children together.
Explore the classroom deciding whether objects could be classified as living or non-living.
According to the interest of the children, you may introduce the picture cards right away or on another day.
At a mat or a table, show the children how to sort the pictures into the living and non-living categories.
The children can check their work by referring to the coding on the back.
As in presentation.
The children can chart the objects in the environment according to the categories “Living” and “Non-Living”.