This Long Ago and Today Cup Sort makes a good center activity as students learn about how life has changed over time. They can easily relate to how toys have changed, so this sorting activity can be a useful addition to your Long Ago and Today unit.
This game is a very simple sorting game in which students simply decide if the toy is from long ago or today and then place the cards in the correct cup. I’ve also included a sorting mat that can be used in place of the cups. While the game is a simple game, it provides students with the opportunity to think about how things change and provides a means for reinforcing students’ learning.
The set includes sorting cup lables, an optional sorting mat, 20 toy cards, and 10 blank cards. Students can use the blank cards to draw a picture or write the names of other toys from long ago or today.