Lesson Length: 5 - 15 minutes

Topic: Spot The Differences

Grade Level: 1, 2, 3


Students should find all 5 differences and explain the differences they see.

Brief Description: Use this fun little exercise to have your students practice their observation skills by having them list out the 5 differences between these comic panels. Or, use this idea to make your own Spot The Difference activities!

Know Before You Start: There are 5 differences between the two panels. 


  • Discuss similarities and differences. What are two things that are similar, and two things that are very different from one another?

  • What are some differences that do exist between two similar things?


  • Print the example comic, or take the idea to make your own with more or less differences.

  • Hand out copies to your students and have them find the differences, they can circle the differences on the printout or write a list of the differences they find.

  • Tell the students how many differences to look for.


  • Have students swap papers with each other to mark a peer's answers or go over the answers as a class.


  • Have students color in the differences if you print in black and white.

  • Have students practice cursive when writing the list of differences.

  • Allow students to work in pairs or groups if needed. 

Resources: Example Comic: Spot The Differences.