Pre-school Sorting and Categorizing Activity


To get your child to truly master the concepts of length, order, and sequence, hands-on activities such as this that effectively capture his attention are the way to go. By physically rearranging and ordering pieces of yarn himself, he will begin to comprehend what the idea of order in terms of shortest to longest really means and he will have a final product to show for it!

What You Need:

  • Yarn cut to about 12 inches
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Glue

What You Do:

1. Give your child a piece of yarn, scissors, glue, and paper.

2. Encourage him to cut the yarn into smaller pieces of varying sizes and arrange them from shortest to longest on his paper.

3. When he is satisfied with its order, check it over. If any corrections need to be made, sit with your child and explain what needs to be changed about his order

4. Lastly, ask your child to glue the pieces of yarn onto the paper.

Keep this activity as a refresher for your child when he needs to see a physical example of length and order.



Doesn’t this look so fun yet simple? I love EDUCATION.COM. They have so many free activities for many ages and subjects. Be sure to check out their website! If you try this activity, let me know how you liked it!


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