S O R T I N G   &

Classifying

Materials

  • Coloured paper or picture books that are a dominant colour.

  • Different coloured objects around the house (toys, socks, pegs etc.)

Activity

  • Using the coloured paper, line the sheets up on the floor (one sheet of each colour) like train carriages. if you are feeling creative you could cut an engine and wheels out of dark paper.

  • Child/ren need to collect items around the house that match the different coloured carriages and place them into the corresponding carriages.

DISCUSSION & EXTENSION ACTIVITIES

  • Can you name all of these colours?

  • What other colours could we have included in our colour train?

  • Can you find anything else at home that is sorted by colour?

  • How else are some things sorted around your home? What about In your wardrobe or drawers?

  • Can you find something that is sorted into groupings in the Following rooms; bedroom, kitchen, loungeroom?

rED hOUSE, bLUE HOUSE, GREEN HOUSE, TREE HOUSE

Read red House, Blue House, Green House, Tree House by Jane Godwin on Story Box Library.

  

Bold and bright, it's the perfect story for reading aloud and sharing with young children as they learn to identify the colours of their world.

red-house-blue-house-green-house-tree-ho

SORTING SOCKS

We all have a sock monster in the laundry that steals single socks!

  

Get your little one to help you sort the socks, matching colours, patterns and size.

   

Then ask them to identify who the socks belong to.

Image by Christian Fickinger

SORTING ACTIVITY SHEETS

Try these free sorting activity sheets at home.

  

SHEET 1:

Can you sort which things belong in the city and which things belong in the country?

*Discussion point: Do some things belong in both the City and the County? Why?

    

SHEET 2:

Can you sort the rubbish into the right bin?