What are homophones? Begin this worksheet by asking your kids this simple question. If they are still unsure of the answer to that, you must first give them a thorough explanation of the word ‘homophones’. Homophones are two or more words which do not have the same meaning, but sound alike and are spelled in nearly the same way. Give your kids common examples of homophones like ‘dare’ and ‘deer’. Then, ask them to put the crayons in this printout away by checking the ones with homophones on them.