Sticker sorting by size is where it’s at.
Sticker sorting by size cleans up those stickers lurking in the art car’s bottom drawer and underneath the couch—double win.
So let’s scoop up the big and little stickers. This preschool math activity is one that children will play for years to come!
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Start talking with your preschooler about sorting by size now.
You can begin by adding size comparisons into your daily conversation:
Sorting by size comparisons will help build prior knowledge of what your children will learn on a deeper grade school level.
Not only were my boys sorting by size, but they were also strengthening their chubby fingers for writing, cutting, buttoning, and zipping!
A good pencil grip starts with using your fingers and making small hand movements such as peeling stickers from a sheet. Stickers are an excellent tool for improving fine motor strength. This idea here is just one of the 50 fine motor activities we put together!
We used this preschool math activity for a Breakfast Invitation, and it worked wonderfully!
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Set up this sorting activity in less than five minutes.
First, I rolled out my white paper roll and taped it to our breakfast table.
I grabbed the stickers for my preschoolers to sort. Here, I made sure to select stickers that are significantly small or big.
Finally, I drew two circles and labeled one small and the other circle big.
This sorting activity aims to expose your preschooler to size comparisons and allow them to move as they practice.
Supplies to get started
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Why does this size sorting activity work?
Young children learn by doing, not by listening.
We must continue to not only send our children off to school but continue to inspire thinking at home.
At home, children have a chance to problem-solve, imagine and create in a smaller setting.
Learning through play at home allows children to take more risks and experiment to expand on prior knowledge.