Apples Sorting Activity for Preschoolers
This simple sorting activity was so much fun!
Sorting activities are great because you can tailor them in so many fun ways!
For example, check out this easy card drop box we made that was loads of fun.
Creating a fun fine motor box such as this works on fine motor skills and so much more.
This time around we made a fun and easy sorting box that worked well for my preschooler.
It incorporated a bit of mini erasers but you can tailor it in any fun way using your children’s toys, foam letters…
I’ll be sharing exactly how I went about this simple activity and how you can create this too!
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Recycled Oatmeal containers
Mini erasers or counting chips or your littles toys
A craft knife (to be used by an adult only and for creating those holes on the top of the oatmeal container.)
Construction paper (optional)
How do you teach sorting?
Sorting can be taught simply with an activity such as this one!
This easy activity can be made easily and here are the steps I took to put this one together:
Use a craft knife to create holes on the top lids of the recycled container (depending on the size of manipulative you are using will determine how big you should make it.)
Then, close the lid onto the container
Use construction paper (I used fall themed colors) to wrap around the container for a covering of the oatmeal containers contents (so my LO does not get easily distracted by the images.) This is optional.
Voila! Set them out and you’ve made a fun sorting activity!
Sorting activities for preschoolers can use mini erasers that involve a bit of numbers and themed colorful apples (the ones we are using are from Target.)
What other fun sorting games have you tried out? Maybe we can try it out too!
Related: Looking for math activities for 3 5 year olds? Check out this post right here!
Why are sorting activities important?
Sorting activities are important because they allow for many benefits to take place while learning through play.
Some of these benefits are fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, sorting skills and more…
Another fun way to go about a fun activity such as this is to create an object permanence box.
An object permanence example would be to create different holes on a recycled cardboard box.
Then, use a crayon to draw around the outline of the circle.
Lastly, grab some colorful toys and drop them in the correct colored open circle on the box for matching.
An easy peasy and fun object permanence activity for kids!
A great way to go about this simple object permanence box, is to bring forth this simple activity as toddler small group activities.
Small group activities for preschoolers will also enjoy this simple activity and learn while gaining benefits through play!
What fun preschool small group activities and toddler activities have you tried? Leave me a comment below letting me know! 🙂
Related: For another easy peasy shape sorting activity, check out this post right here!