Symbols of Ireland, in different shapes and colors, feature on these color sorting printables.
This Irish themed color recognition activity is a fun way for young children to practice sorting objects by color, and is perfect for school work around Saint Patrick's Day.
If old enough to handle safety scissors, children can cut out the shapes before sorting them into similar color piles. Remember children are usually six years old before they can safely use scissors.
Gluing the pieces to the correct column on the printable sorting worksheet is a wonderful way for them to practice fine motor skills.
And having a little leprechaun fun along the way is a bonus.
Sorting As A Math Skill:
Sorting is a math skill and sorting by color is an early skill for kids to master. When a child sorts objects by color, they're using observation and analytical skills, finding the color relationship between objects, and applying the rules of grouping.
By gathering like objects together, they need to think logically and critically about that given set.
Sorting may seem like a simple, easy skill set, but it is the basis for so much more.
Color sorting activities are perfect for little ones starting learning based activities. For younger children around 24 months simply pre-cut the shapes for them. Older children needing to practice cutting skills can cut out the shapes with a little supervision.
This sorting activity is a step up from earlier touch and feel sensory based play. It creates a need to make decisions and group like with like.
The Magic of Sorting Activities:
Sorting activities are more complex than they first appear.
Sorting is actually a complex skill. The task of grouping objects with similar characteristics together asks little ones to make decisions, and analyze data.
They are also using fine motor skills as they pick up the paper shapes, and can also turn this into a vocabulary activity by calling out the names of the colors as they sort. Amazing, there's so much fun and learning in a simple sorting activity.
Free Irish Themed Printable For Color Sorting:
If you're looking for a simple and engaging learning activity with an Irish theme, then look no further. This Saint Patrick's Day color sorting activity is absolutely perfect for toddlers.
This free color sorting printable is ideal for preschoolers and is a great addition to any collection of preschool worksheets and activities.
Grab your free printable here, or by clicking on the picture below. I hope your preschoolers will love it!
Print on heavy duty or card paper. There are two sheets.
One is the sheet for sorting the items and the other sheet has the Irish symbols and characters for cutting out.
Happy learning with a little help from Saint Patrick and the leprechauns.
Slán agush beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
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