Easy sorting activity + Con-tact paper? I’m in love.
I know that sorting seems easy. It seems so run of the mill: make two or so groups and call it good. This is an easy one for toddlers – they can just phone it it!
Oh my friends, sorting is so much more. Sorting is an insanely complex skill that your toddler should be practicing on repeat each day. No other skill has as much bang for its buck as a good easy sorting activity. I’m going to sell you on this.
The low down on sorting activities
Sorting activities are da bomb. Yep, I just said “da bomb” to describe making groups. But seriously – sorting is amazing for kids.
When a child is sorting, they’re actually making decisions about a group of items, organizing by attributes, and using classifying, visual discrimination, and problem solving skills to make it all work.
Don’t overlook the power of sorting.
It’s too important to be pushed to the side.
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An easy sorting activity for toddlers
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This was so easy to set up!
I cut four rectangles of Con-tact paper and carefully removed the backing. Then I hung them on my wall with tape so my daughter would be sorting on a vertical surface. It’s super important for toddlers to work on vertical surfaces.
I mixed up a bowl of tissue paper and set her off on her sorting journey.
I did make sure to place a single piece of tissue paper onto each sticky rectangle so she’d know where to sort into.
A quick way to entertain!
My daughter (2.5 years) loved this and it kept her entertained for so long!! It was perfect – and such a great quiet time activity. I was thrilled and thrilled to have a brief break from all the “but why” questions of toddlerhood (wink).
This easy sorting activity was perfect for my daughter. It kept her busy and it also gave her a chance to practice this all important skill. Sorting is powerful.
Will you try this easy sorting activity with your toddler?