Sort me out!

by Kristy Tan

Learning Framework?

  • Physical

  • Intellectual

  • Emotional

  • Social

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

SKILL LEVEL:

Easy

SUITABLE FOR:

3-4 years old

ESTIMATED TIME:

< 15 mins

ENVIRONMENT:

Indoors

What You Will Need

  • Cups

  • Ice-cream sticks

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

  • Blue tack

  • Scissors

  • Plastic laminate

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

Step 1

Gather the materials.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 5

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
animals.

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