exercises

Sorting

Sorting and classifying is a key math skill for preschoolers to master before moving on to higher-level concepts. This guided lesson teaches kids to sort objects and identify what doesn't belong. Each exercise aims to engage preschoolers in order to build a positive relationship to learning and make early math a joyful occasion. When finished with the lesson, check out our sorting and classifying worksheets.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities

Same And Different Song

Same And Different Song
Dinosaur, dinosaur, dinosaur...caveman? Learn the concept of "same and different" with this sorting song that sings about silly groups.

Cocoa Color Sorting

Cocoa Color Sorting

CuzCuz and Birdee are ready for a tasty treat, and they need your kid's help to sort their hot cocoa toppings. Kids must sort the red treats from the white treats, honing critical classification skills while getting practice with both identifying colors and sorting items by color. Build on these essential skills at the end, when your child will get practice counting and identifying which mug has more or less.

Spot the Swans

Spot the Swans

Ducks and swans splash playfully together at the lake in this sweet sorting game, but can your child tell which is which? In this preschool math game, kids must find the white swans among the yellow ducks in the lake. Be quick though; each round, the swans move faster, so your kid's hand-eye coordination must be sharp!

Which One Doesn't Belong?

Which One Doesn't Belong?

One of these things doesn't belong, and your preschooler will find out which one it is! Kids get practice with distinguishing various shapes, letters and numbers, and all kinds of other associated items in this fun preschool math game. Simply click the picture that doesn't belong. Hint: A sock is not a fruit!

Sorting at the Zoo

Sorting at the Zoo

Where do the water animals go? Where do the people go? Where do the land animals go? In this interactive sorting game, early learners get lots of practice categorizing things at the zoo. This practice helps kids get an early grasp on sorting and classifying, an essential skill for math mastery.

What Doesn't Belong?

What Doesn't Belong?

It's a good thing that classrooms aren't usually this out of sorts. It sure would be hard to get any work done with all of those crazy creatures and funky food items lying around. Your kid's observational skills will get a workout as she picks out and clicks on all the things that look wildly out of place in this classroom scene. Put your kid's logic and reasoning abilities to the test with this game that will help her get some practice classifying objects.

The Platypus

The Platypus

Kids take a journey through the day in the life of a little platypus, who uses his observational skills to find his family in this interactive story. Perfect for helping kids master categorization and classification, this math story touches on important "same and different" concepts that help kids build essential early math skills. Plus, children will love the whimsical artwork, unfamiliar animals, and sweet sentiment to boot.

Guess Who Ice Cream

Guess Who Ice Cream
Learning's always more fun when ice cream is involved. Learn how to sort and categorize in this Guess Who-style sorting game.

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