This shape and colour sorting game can be used to familiarise children with sorting by shape and by colour, practising the language of sorting and the logic of the grid as you go. We've also provided a completed game board so that the children can check whether they have placed the cards correctly. Laminate the game board and the cards (and the completed game board) and keep in a ziploc bag for repeat use.
Shape and Colour Sorting Game
This is a more challenging sorting activity. There are 4 different shapes - squares, triangles, circles and stars - in 4 different colours. Most of the shapes are solid colour but some are outlines. 4 of the shapes are big and the others are small.
This simple activity provides a set of little cards for the children to cut out and sort into 2 groups. They might choose to sort by colour or by shape. When they have sorted the cards, ask them to explain how they sorted them and see if they can spot another way to do it.