The first item for sorting are colored pom poms (from the dollar store of course). The children sort the pom poms by color or size or texture.
The next item are the ever popular unifix cubes (we have sacks of these!) We put a colored dot in each section to denote the color that goes in it.
We're really on a roll now and decided to see about sorting by shapes - but what do we have that comes in different shapes and can fit in the sorting tray? Erasers! (again from our favorite shopping hangout - the dollar store). Triangles, circles, ovals and stars - those are shapes - right?
Ok, we are now so confident we branch out to a content related sort - living and nonliving. Our bag of erasers is being stretched to the limit. Can you see the different plants and animals? We wrote the words living and nonliving on the tray with a dry erase marker and they wipe off nicely when we're done.
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