Please log-in to view this video.

Sorting Laundry

When doing laundry, ask your child to sort clothes by color. You may need to provide an example of each color to begin.

Login to keep track of your progress

Extending this activity

  • -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

Related videos

3 thoughts on “Sorting Laundry

  1. As I fold the towels, I had my grandson sort out all the small towels, then I asked him to hand me all the large dry towels. After we completed that, I asked him to count and let me know how many small towels there were, and how many large towels there were. He enjoyed that so much we had to unfold all the towels so that he could re do them them all over again.

  2. Who knew laundry could be so fun? 🙂 What a great way to extend the activity and talk about size and quantity! Good job, Grandma!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *