1. Egg carton sorting
Use an egg carton to sort out beads. This is a great way for kids to practice fine motor skills, colour identification, and spatial awareness. But they'll just think it's fun!
2. Sorting into columns
Great way to teach colour identification. momstown's superstar toddler crafter did this herself! All you need is a piece of paper, two lines drawn down the middle, and whatever craft supplies you have on hand to sort and glue.
3. Reuse Easter eggs
Dig them out and use them to teach colour sorting. If you have different sizes of eggs, you can do size sorting as well!
4. Odds and Ends
Buttons, ribbon scraps, cancelled stamps, bandaids… things you have clogging up your junk drawer can become a teaching tool! Use a clear container to hold them, and have your child sort, count, match – and learn. Thanks to Pre-K Math for the great tips!
5. Muffin tins do double duty
Muffin tins are a great sorting tool – the right size for little hands to sort into. All for the Boys shared this great idea – sort styrofoam peanuts by colour!
6. Matching the seasons
Make your own file folder resource so children can practice matching the clothes to the seasons. Easy to make and store!