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- This bundle will help you be prepared to teach shapes and colors to young learners. The bundle includes Bear Shapes, Color Words booklet, Color Sorting Mats, Shape Bingo, Shapes Memory Matching Cards, and 2D and 3D Shapes Play-dough Mats, Shapes and Colors Cupcakes Play-dough Mats, and Unicorn Colo$12.00$18.00Save $6.00
This resource comes with various sorting mats. There are bear sorting mats, blocks sorting mats, buttons sorting mats, and bubble gum pom-pom sorting mats. Each mat shows a picture of what to sort. Each mat also has a color word. The picture and the color word is the correct color; for example, one has a red bear with the color word red typed in red. The graphics on the bubble gum pom-pom sorting mat are a color circle and a bubble gum machine filled with gum; this mat is for sorting round pom-poms.
First, laminate and cut out the mats. Next, place a few mats in your math center. You may mix and match the mats. For example, you may place a red counting bear mat, a blue snap block mat, and a pink button mat in your math center, or you may place all bubble gum pom-pom mats, or whichever themed mat you choose in the center.
Have jars of whichever items the children are sorting beside the mats. If they are sorting buttons, have a jar of buttons in the center. If they are sorting pom-poms, have a jar of pom-poms in the center. Make sure the materials are the correct colors. The mats come in the following colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink. Allow the children to look at the picture and color on the mat, and allow the children to sort the materials so that the materials correspond to the picture and color on the mat.
This resource not only allows children to practice sorting in a fun way, but it also provides fine motor skills practice! You can also extend this and ask the children to count the objects after they have sorted them!
This resource includes fourteen pages worth of activities.