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Big and Little Preschool Lesson {Free Printables}

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We’re officially starting to homeschool, even if it is just preschool!  I wasn’t quite sure where to start, but I found these great checklists for every grade.  Follow along with us as we learn with all kinds of fun this school year!

Today, we’ll be talking about BIG and LITTLE.  I wanted the girls to have some “real life” experience with big and little, so I gathered up all the balls I could and asked them whether they were big or little.  We also threw in a few words like “huge” and “tiny”.


Of course, as soon as I started gathering up “big and little” things, I could see examples everywhere!  Here are just a few I found laying around, but I’m sure you could think of plenty more!

Here’s just  few things we found!

We also spotted some great examples while were at the Cleveland Zoo Aquarium.

Free Dinosaur Printables!

Of course, Kelli created some adorable “Big and Little” printables to use for more “formal” times at the table.  I absolutely love them because they are dinosaurs!   You can grab yours with the links below.  Take a look at a completed sheet!

Sing about It!

We also sang a song to the tune of “Open Shut Them”, changing the words to “Big and Little”.  You can watch a video of the song here.  It’s super catchy and easy for the kids to pick up on.

Big and Little Everywhere!

Once we started talking about size, my toddler starting noticing “big and little” everywhere!  We were sitting together in the chair and out of the blue, she opens her mouth wide and says, “Look at my teeth, Mommy.  This one is big and this one is little.”   Yeah!  It’s working!!

What About You?

What’s your favorite way to teach big and little?

About the Author

Lindsey Whitney is a blogger over at Growing Kids Ministry.  A blog designed to help parents, teachers, and Children’s Ministry workers who want to help the kids they love grow in their faith.   The blog is filled with Bible lessons, craft ideas, and other resources.  You can connect with her via twitter or on facebook!

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Kids Songs

Tuesday 28th of November 2017

Very interesting. I like this blog and I will look forward to reading more stuff.

maggy, red ted art

Friday 21st of September 2012

Lovely post :-) and love the printable.

Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!



Friday 21st of September 2012

Thanks for stopping by Bonny. I'd be happy to link up -- heading over there now!!


Friday 21st of September 2012

This is a great preschool lesson! I hope you'll share it at Mar's Linky Party where I'm co-hosting this week: It'll be a perfect fit with all the child-centered posts.

Cindy @MomMaven

Tuesday 28th of August 2012

Great lessons! as a homeschooing veteran I wish you well on your journey!!

Lindsey Whitney

Wednesday 29th of August 2012

Thanks Cindy -- I'm really looking forward to it!