If you’re a parent or a teacher looking for worksheets, here’s a Venn Diagram template for kids.
About Venn Diagrams
Venn Diagrams were invented by John Venn around the year 1880 in order to compare sets of elements. They are a great way to get kids interested in topics such as logic, computer science, and statistics. John Venn was a British philosopher and logician. In addition to giving the world this now ubiquitous compare and contrast chart, Venn contributed to the fields of set theory, probability and statistics. These fields were essential building blocks to the sophisticated computers we have today.
The printable Venn Diagrams you see below only compare two items, but other Venn Diagrams can be made in order to compare multiple items. Theoretically it is possible to compare as many objects as you want. Practically, Venn diagrams are most effective when limiting the chart to four items. After four items, the charts tend to look convoluted and do not provide the viewer with a clear oversight of the comparison.
Venn Diagram Activities for Kids
Here’s a couple of ideas for your kids to compare and contrast using these printable Venn Diagram charts.
1. Compare and contrast your least favorite food and your favorite food.
2. Compare and contrast your parents.
3. Compare and contrast your 2 favorite movies.
4. Compare and contrast your favorite animal and your least favorite animal.
5. Compare and contrast the school lunch food and restaurant food.
6. Compare and contrast the your favorite subject and your least favorite subject.
7. Compare and contrast your rock music and classical music.
8. Compare and contrast your two favorite holidays.
9. Compare and contrast Earth and Mars.
10. Compare and contrast books and movies.