Get your kids in the 4th of July spirit with this fun (and delicious) sorting activity! It’s quick and easy to pull together and can be played with items you already have in the house. Not only is this game super fun for little ones, it’s also great for little learners:
Benefits of Sorting Activities:
- Organizational skills
- Classification skills
- Fine motor skills
- Color recognition
- Word recognition
- Counting skills
- Problem solving skills
- Grab three plates – one red, one white, and one blue. (We used our WeeSprout Silicone Suction Plates – the raised edge is great for keeping small objects from rolling off the plate and the suction cups keep little ones from knocking the plates off the table. But any red, white, and blue plates will do.)
- Collect red, white, and blue snacks (think raspberries, strawberries, cherry tomatoes, blueberries, blue corn chips, yogurt bites, yogurt covered pretzels, white chocolate, popcorn etc.)
- Have them sort the objects onto each plate based on the color of each object.
Another 4th of July version of this game we love is played the same way, but instead of snacks, you can use red, white, and blue objects you have around the house.
This activity is perfect for the 4th of July, but you can also tweak this activity to use year round. Just swap out the 4th of July themed objects for whatever you want to focus on that day - colors, seasons, counting, foods with different tastes, soft vs. hard objects, small vs. large objects, etc.
That’s it! Stress-free, mess-free, but full of fun and great learning opportunities.
Let us know in the comments how this game went with your weesprout!