Sorting and classifying activities are important in a child’s learning. They help children to organize their thoughts and ideas, and they make visualization of concepts easier. They are useful for all age levels from preschoolers to adults.
What Types of Activities Should I Choose?
The type of activities chosen need to match the age and ability level of the group using it. Young children need activities that involve play and manipulating objects. Older students can also use worksheets to sort and classify, but younger students need hands on activities. Glyphs are a great option because they combine drawing and hands on activities that can be used afterwards for practicing classification skills.
Sorting and Classifying Resource Roundup
Here are 10 posts that share resources for sorting and classifying that would be suitable for classroom situations. They are in no particular order.
Glyphs are fun to do and they provide a lot of information. These name tags are a great way to add personality, provide information, and at the same time, teach math skills.
If you are looking for ways to help children understand how differences make us special, check out this differentiation glyph.
Special days and holidays are fun ways to engage children and they are more likely to learn the concepts and skills presented. Here are some math sorting activities that might be fun to try.
Children need to learn how to recognize similarities and differences. This pumpkin sorting activity works well for this.
This leaf sorting activity helps with identifying traditional 2D shapes as well as 2D shapes in our environment. The children learn to match the shapes that are the same, and they also learn the names for the shapes.
6. Digraph Sort
Word recognition is also an important part of learning language. This sorting activity helps children identify digraphs found in words and sort them into the correct categories.
Older students can do these worksheets on the different types of nouns. This is a great way to follow up lessons on nouns and check to see if they understand the different types.
This cute angel activity teaches the different names and types of angles, and it is also a fun play on the words angel and angle.
If you want to practice learning coin names and their attributes, this activity will help.
Here is a great way to practice learning colors, reading color words, and coloring pictures. This will not only help with recognizing colors, it will be engaging because most children love coloring.
There are many other sorting and classifying activities, but this sampling should help you get started. The main thing is to help your students have fun and engage in the activities so that they will practice the necessary skills needed to learn the concepts. I hope you will find these resources helpful for your classroom groups.