-Read "Sort it Out" by Barbara Mariconda. In this story a young rat must organize his 'treasures.' He comes up with clever ways to sort and organize his belongings. Additional sorting activities are found at the back of the book.
-Dump out a jar of buttons or coins and help the child separate them according to their attributes.
Adjust for an older child
Include different types of laundry such as towels, sheets, and blue jeans. Ask the child to first sort by dark and light, then sort by type of laundry.
Adjust for a younger child
Ask a younger child to match socks with their mates.
What is being taught through this activity
Foundational Literacy/Math Skills: Patterns and algebraic thinking