20 Sorting Activities for Kids

Sorting activities are an excellent way to improve a child’s motor skills, vocabulary and even critical thinking abilities, and if you’ve got a little toddler who needs all of that, here’s a bit of help!
Read on, because we’ve got you 20 super easy and low prep sorting activities for kids to get started with!

Coin Sorting Activity by Fantastic Fun & Learning

coin sorting activity

This one’s a great sorting activity that also teaches your little one about the importance of money and its symbolic nature!

Jingle Bell Drop by Stay at Home Educator

jingle bell drop

This color sorting and fine motor activity is perfect for the Christmassy season! Plus, it hardly takes any time to set up!

Button Attribute Sorting by Stay at Home Educator

From sorting by color to sorting by shape- this super easy and affordable sorting activity for kids is definitely worth a try! What’s more, it also teaches your little one about similarities and differences!

Matching Pom Poms by Stay at Home Educator

sorting activities for kids

One of the best sorting activities for kids, this one literally takes 10 minutes to set up, is super fun and teaches your little one so much!

Seed Sorting Tray by Fantastic Fun & Learning

seed sorting activity

If you’re looking to make your kid’s pincer grip even better. this activity will help you do it- a fine motor activity that makes use of just a few ingredients available at home!

Water Bead Sorting Activity by Preschool Inspirations

water bead sorting activity

This activity is yet another excellent choice, and doesn’t just help your little one fine tune his motor skills, but is also a great sensory play activity!

Paper Clip Sorting by Fun With Mama

paper clip sorting activity

With just a bunch of colored papers and some paper clips, you can recreate this super easy sorting activity right in your home!

Fall Leaf Sorting by The Educators’ Spin on it

fall sensory sorting

Whether you have access to fall leaves or have just a bunch of fake ones lying around, you can give this super fun fall sensory activity a go!

Pencil Pair Sorting by Mrs. Jones’ Creation Station

sorting activities for kids

This rather simple sorting activity is much more than it looks like- it also helps your little one identify different things, and builds his vocabulary too!

Ice Cream Shape Sorting by Look! We’re Learning

ice cream shape sorting

Take this classic summer treat even more fun for your little one! Try this ice-cream shape sorting activity on a lazy summer day!

Egg Carton Color Sorting Activity by Laughing Kids Learn

sorting activities for kids

This sorting activity literally takes just minutes to recreate at home, and is a fun filled activity for your kid!

Color Sorting Busy Bag by Mother’s Niche

color sorting activity

All you need for this super simple activity is some small beads, animals or toys in different colors, colored bowls and that’s it!

Bead and Button Color Sorting by Mother’s Niche

sorting activities for kids

With just a bunch of supplies that you already have at home and a little time, you can give this activity a try!

Insect Sorting Activity by Fun With Mama

insect sorting activity

This activity takes literally 2 minutes to print and set up, and is insect themed which makes it perfect for your little one who needs to learn about bugs and creepy crawlies!

Shapes Sensory Bin by Fun With Mama

sensory bin

Introduce your toddler to shapes, sizes and colors through this super simple sensory bin activity!

Food Sorting Activity by Fun with Mama

food sorting activity

Heading out for a picnic with your little one? Make the most of it! This food sorting activity is a great idea to do it right!

Vegetable Syllable Sorting by Fantastic Fun and Learning

sorting activities for kids

This activity helps your little one discover a lot of new vegetables, sort them and have fun while he’s at it! Do give it a try! It hardly takes any time to set up!

Initial Sound Object Sorting by Stay at Home Educator

sound object sorting

Kids tend to respond really well to tactile learning, and this activity is great for just that! Unlike the others on this list, it is actually a phonic activity!

Envelope Color Sorting by Laughing Kids Learn

sorting activities for kids

With just a handful of colored paper, some plain and empty envelopes and a few minutes, you can experiment with this engaging sorting activity!

Take your pick from among the 20 we’ve listed above, and we’re sure you and your little one will love it! Also, don’t forget to share this with other mommas and comment about your experience below!

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