Sort me out!
by Kristy Tan
WHAT CHILDREN WILL LEARN
Physical - Fine motor skills, pincer grasp and palmar grasp.
Intellectual - Sorting
Emotional - Gain confidence
Social - Able to work on the activity with family members
3-4 years old
< 15 mins
What You Will Need
Pictures of animals (use plastic animals as an alternative)
This activity will allow kids to develop their pre-math skills and introduce to them the concept of sorting.
Gather the materials.
Print 6 sets of the following animals: elephant, lion, bear, zebra and giraffe. Then laminate all the images.
Cut out the animals with scissors and attach them (five sets) on ice cream sticks by using blue tack (one animal to one stick).
Stick some blue tack onto the cup.
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