These 10 Sorting Activities for Kids are great boredom busters as well as activities to develop thinking skills and fine motor skills. From sorting by colour, size, value, and preference there are tons of ways you can set up sorting activities with things you already have in your home.
Why Do Sorting Activities for Kids?
Sorting activities are good for kids because it helps develop their thinking skills. They have to sort by shape, size, colour, value or preference. These are life skills we use – for example when we pay for things at a cashier (knowing the difference between a nickel and a dime can be important).
10 Sorting Activities for Kids
- Raw veggies: peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, cucumber, snap peas
- Money (coins work best)
- Plastic bottle tops (think: soap bottles, salad dressing tops, oil bottles, etc…)
- Coloured building blocks
- Crayons or coloured pencils
- Straws (cut to various sizes)
- Coloured string (cut to various sizes)
- Playing cards (sort by colour, number, or type)
- Candy coated chocolate (we all sort our smarties by colour right?!)
Make it a sorting game!
- Put a timer on
- Have fun music playing in the background
- Make it part of meal prep (if you are sorting raw veggies)
- Have kids sort things into bins or cans
- Blindfold kids and have them sort by feel
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