Help enhance children’s fine motor skills by helping the scarecrow in this sorting objects kindergarten activity.
Have you ever wonder how boys and girls see the world around them? If they start speaking, knowing what a word means? When they use a tool, they really know what it is for or do it just because they are imitating?
At their early ages, children start sorting things from what they can see and feel, shapes, sizes, colors, etc. That is specific and real. While children grow up, they begin to classify things using different features as a foundation like what a tool does, so you can say that at that moment, children understand abstract concepts.
When children put objects in order, they are using maths and enhancing their logical thinking. This process is necessary for children’s cognitive development.
This sorting and seriation process allows us to integrate numbers and quantity concepts further. That is why we are going to do an activity based on Montessori’s learning method that involves practical life exercises. This thanksgiving activity will also help children to enhance hand and fingers movements.
THEME: SORTING OBJECTS KINDERGARTEN ACTIVITY
HOW DO WE DO THIS ACTIVITY?
Topic: Objects sorting
Age: 4-6 years old children
Goal: Develop children’s logical thinking through objects classification.
Difficulty level: Average. This sorting activity is designed to be done autonomously and independently by following instructions.
- Objects sorting
- Logical thinking
- Accuracy in hand and fingers movements
- Following instructions
- Two plastic recipients
Draw different objects in the cardboard. Half of the objects must be scarecrow and farm-related, and the other half must be related to daily life.
Cut out the drawings to allow children to start sorting.
Use one recipient to put the objects related to scarecrows and the other one to put the daily life objects.
Objects sort and placed into two plastic recipients.
FREE PRINTABLE WORKSHEETS
Get more sorting objects kindergarten activity. Click the link below to download our free printable sorting worksheets.
HOW TO CARRY OUT THIS SORTING ACTIVITY WITH CHILDREN OF OTHER AGES?
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN UNDER 4 YEARS OLD
You can do this sorting objects kindergarten activity with younger children. Usually, children under four cannot sort things according to their usage, but they can do it according to their physical properties. So, they could classify those items according to their shape or color.
CHANGES FOR CHILDREN OLDER THAN 6
To do this sorting objects kindergarten activity with older children, it is necessary to increase the difficulty level. At six or older, children can classify considering different features as each object usage. So, you can focus the activity taking that into account.
VIDEO DESCRIPTION – HELPING THE SCARECROW SORTING ACTIVITY
In this sorting objects kindergarten activity video, you will see a step-by-step of the “HELPING THE SCARECROW TO SORT OBJECTS” activity. This sorting activity was designed for 4-6 years old children to classify items related to the scarecrow and daily life. Children will develop skills such as objects sorting, logical thinking, accuracy in hand and finger movements, following instructions, and concentration with this activity. They will need cardboard, markers, scissors, and two plastic recipients.
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