Sorting is a good math skill to teach children. And when you can pair it with something we all love--like CHRISTMAS PRESENTS--the result it truly magical. :)
- Get out 3 pieces of different colored paper (I used red, green and blue) and scissors.
- Stack the papers on top of each other and draw and cut out the following shapes:
- big circle, little circle
- big square, little square
- big triangle, little triangle
- Then get out 3 crayons that match the colors of paper you chose (for me: red, green and blue).
- Draw ribbon and bows on the shapes with the different crayon colors. Best to work in shape groups, for example: take all 6 circles and draw red bows on 2, green bows on 2, and blue bows on 2. Then move onto the next shape.
- Lay out all the shapes and give your child a category to sort by. If they need help, then show them how to do it first, then let them try.
- Here are all the ways your child can sort these "presents":
- Size: small and big.
- Color: red, green, blue.
- Bow Color: red, green, blue.
- Shape: triangle, square, circle