Sorting Animals for Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Students will sort animals into groups by observable physical attributes.
Children use the 38 animals (lots of variety) on the two student pages to sort. The challenge is to sort 2 different ways. When giving directions, give as little guidance as possible- so children will have to think not just copy your example.
Activity promotes higher level thinking and an opportunity to activate prior knowledge.
The key to this activity is there are many animals to choose from and all animals do not have to be used.
Encourage creativity. Someone always thinks of a different way to sort.
Display completed work for other classes to see. The conversations other children have about my children’s work are both amazing and thoughtful. Many times children from other classes ask to do this activity.
Super easy prep- Just print and copy the animals. Children color, sort, and glue their animals onto another sheet of paper. Then turn the paper over and sort in a different way. I use construction paper.