This unit is designed to introduce children to the concept of classifying and sorting objects into groups. It uses online games, worksheets, and hands-on activities to make this learning more fun. It is designed to last one week, depending on how often you teach math.
The concepts in this pathway are primarily taught from an experiential, hands-on perspective. Children will spend less time reading background information and lessons; and more time engaged in the projects, activities, and other learning tools in the sections below.
|Packing for the Park||(no rating)|
This is a wonderful lesson that explains to kids how to sort objects into groups, allowing them to practice at the same time. You can either read the lesson or have it read to your child.
|Show and Tell||(no rating)|
Learn about sorting by looking at the laundry.
|Encouraging Problem-Solving||(no rating)|
This site gives some great ideas on how parents can use classification and sorting to teach kids about problem-solving.
|Flashcard Sorting||(no rating)|
This is a fun learning game that uses flashcards to help kids learn how to sort by category.
|The Button Game|
This fun game can be played in a variety of ways. You can have your child sort by shape, texture, color, or size, and you can play over and over again.
|The Clothes Pile|
This is a great way to have kids help out with the laundry while they learn to sort by category.
|Sorting Rules||(no rating)|
Play this game to encourage kids to think of the sorting rule used as objects are being sorted. Ask them what the sorting rule is.
|The Silverware Game|
This is a fun way to get your kids to help with putting silverware away while they learn more about sorting.
|Comparing Sizes||(no rating)|
This online game teaches the kids to match objects that are the same size.
|Shape Matching||(no rating)|
In this game, kids learn to identify shapes and put them together.
|Sorting With Hampshire|
Help Hampshire the adorable pig sort things by color, shapes, sizes, and categories.
|Eat It or Wear It||(no rating)|
Help Pinky Dinky Doo sort items by deciding if it should be eaten or worn.
|Sort It Out||(no rating)|
This game uses characters from 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' to get kids to sort out toys. They sort by color, shape, seasons, and more.
|Circle the Sets||(no rating)|
On this worksheet, children circle the sets of animals that are in the same category.
|Match the Shapes||(no rating)|
On this worksheet, children circle objects that are the same shape.
|Big or Small||(no rating)|
On this worksheet, children identify and circle the object that is small.
|What Does Not Belong||(no rating)|
On this worksheet, children identify simple classifications of objects and circle the one that doesn't belong.
|Leaf Matching||(no rating)|
On this worksheet, children look at the leaves and match the ones that are the same.
|The Red Ones Go with the Red Ones||(no rating)|
Here's a cute song to teach kids the principles of sorting.
List of any helpful books, games, toys, kits, lapbooks, curriculum, etc., that may be purchased to enhance the learning experience: