Experiments

Sports Balls Sorting

Sports Balls Sorting
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Sorting by size and/or shape.

Time
30 minutes
Ages
24 - 60 months
Group size
1 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • Assortment of sports balls (Need balls of different colors and sizes)
  • 2 Buckets or containers (For sorting)

Steps

  1. Begin by putting out all the balls for exploration. Encourage kids to look at the sizes, shapes, and colors.
  2. Tell children they will be sorting the balls by size: big and small.
  3. Label one bucket "Big" and the other "Small".
  4. Let children take turns picking a ball and placing it in the correct bin.
  5. Continue until all balls have been correctly sorted.
  6. Repeat activity based on shape: round or other shape.
  7. Repeat steps 3-5.
Associated Activity
Repeat this sorting process based on other characteristics such as bounces versus doesn't bounce, smooth versus bumpy, etc.

Developmental skills

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