Being able to categorize is an important language skill. Here are fun ways to sort objects/animals into different categories, name objects within categories and identify categories
☆ 20 Different sorting cards
☆ Over 120 ghosts to be sorted
☆ Ten worksheets focusing on identifying the category.
☆Two boardgames focusing on identifying the category, game pieces included.
☆Ten worksheets focusing naming three objects in a category.
☆Two boardgames focusing on naming three objects in a category, game pieces included.
To Make: Print all the pages. For the categories sorting activities, cut out the background scenes. This will make it easier to mix and match the different category options. Cut out the different ghosts. You can either cut around the ghosts or cut along the grid lines. Laminate everything for durability.
To Play: Choose the categories you want to work on and place the corresponding backgrounds out. Take the ghosts (six per category) and scatter them around and have the children put the ghosts on the correct background. Another option is to have the ghosts already on the background and have your students name the category. For children who can read or use the pictures on the background as cues, I will cover up the words/pictures.
Sort by general categories (food, animals, clothing, vehicles), food (veggies, fruit, grains, meat, dairy, sweets), animals (forest, zoo, ocean, pond, African, birds, amphibians, reptiles, arctic, birds, insects, farm). Some ghosts will fit into more than one category.
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