Sort Me Out!

by Kristy Tan


This activity will allow kids to develop their pre-math skills and introduce to them the concept of sorting.

Skill Level: Easy

Suitable For: 3 - 4 years old

Estimated Time: < 15 mins

Environment: Indoors

Learning Framework

  • Physical - Fine motor skills, pincer grasp and palmar grasp.

  • Intellectual - Sorting

  • Emotional - Gain confidence

  • Social - Able to work on the activity with family members


Step 1

Print 6 sets of the following animals: elephant, lion, bear, zebra and giraffe. Then laminate all the images.

Step 3

Stick some blue tack onto the cup.

  • Cups

  • Ice-cream sticks

  • Pictures of animals (use plastic animals as an alternative)

  • Blue tack

  • Scissors

  • Plastic laminate

Step 2

Cut out the animals with scissors and attach them (five sets) on ice cream sticks by using blue tack (one animal to one stick).

Step 4

Get the child to select an animal (not attached to the ice cream stick) and paste it onto the cup. If the child picks a giraffe for example, the cup will be “labelled” with the picture of the giraffe. The child has to sort and pick up all the giraffes and place it in the cup. Repeat steps 4 and 5 using different

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