Looking for some new ways to practise shape sorting this fall? These Leaf Shape Sorting Activity Activity mats will make for a fun sorting activity with preschoolers. These are perfect for teaching shape recognition. There are cards with real photos of items to help kids connect the shapes to real life objects.
They would work really well with these Alphabet Before, After and Between Owl Clipping Task Cards.
What you’ll need to prepare this activity:
- A4 paper
- Color printer
It’s fairly simple to prepare, each bark tree can be cut up with the corresponding cards and then placed on the sorting mat. You could laminate the sheets before cutting them up and then placing them in a file folder or plastic slip for storage!
The cards can be placed in a small group where kids can start sorting them according to their shapes. Two cards with real images of items used in real life are include for each of the shapes in the file circle, rectangle, square, diamond, and a triangle. IF you find that this is too advanced for your group of kiddos, then just opt for using the shapes only. Once the kids get to a level where they can cognitively identify the shapes to real objects – then include those particular cards.
An example is provided here with the iPhone and the calculator in the rectangle shape sort mat.
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