Sorting Activities

Kids can spend endless hours sorting - sorting cuttons or counters into piles of different colours, sorting dinosaurs by size, sorting beads into pretty patterns... we could go on! We've got an assortment of printable sorting activities here at Activity Village that you can use in the classroom or home to reinforce all sorts of sorting: size, shape, colour, characteristics and more.

Acorn Size Sorting

Acorn Size Sorting

Here's a fun sorting activity that's perfect for autumn! Cut out the acorns, shuffle them up then ask the kids to order them by size...

African Animal Sorting Big and Small

African Animal Sorting Big and Small

This fun printable includes some lovely illustrations of different African animals to cut out, ready for the kids to sort by size. If you laminate the cut-outs they will last and can be used for lots of different activities.

Apple Sorting By Size

Apple Sorting By Size

We have five different sized rosy red apples for children to practice sorting by size from smallest to largest - or vice versa. Print onto card, cut out and laminate to make our apple sorting by size activity stand up well to small hands. 

Autumn Big And Small Size Sorting

Autumn Big And Small Size Sorting

The kids will love sorting these colourful autumn-themed pictures into big and small groups! Print and cut out the pictures and the sorting mats too, then ask the children to sort the pairs by size.

Autumn Big And Small Size Sorting Worksheet

Autumn Big And Small Size Sorting Worksheet

We love the fun illustrations on this autumn big and small size sorting worksheet! Can the children circle the biggest picture in each row and draw a cross on the smallest?

Autumn Leaf Size Sorting

Autumn Leaf Size Sorting

Print out our autumn leaf printables, cut each one out, and ask the children to sort them by size. You can laminate each leaf for extra durability if you prefer...

Bat Size Sorting

Bat Size Sorting

The kids will love sorting these cute bats in order of size! Simply print and cut out (laminate if you prefer), then jumble them up ready to be sorted!

Beach Ball Size Sorting

Beach Ball Size Sorting

Give the children some sorting practice from smallest to largest (or vice versa) with these colourful beach balls. You can laminate the beach balls to make them a bit stronger and for repeated use if you prefer...

Books Size Sorting

Books Size Sorting

Print and cut out the different sizes of books, then ask the kids to sort them by size. Laminate the books if you want to reuse them again.

Cloud Size Sorting

Cloud Size Sorting

Here's a fun sorting activity with a weather theme! Cut out the clouds and put them in order from biggest to smallest. Or try from smallest to biggest!

Farm Animal Sorting By Size

Farm Animal Sorting By Size

These lovely printables include two pages of animals, big and small, and two "mats" on which the children can sort them. Laminate the whole lot and you'll be able to play with this set over and over again.

Fish Matching Game

Fish Matching Game

Use these printable Fish Matching Game cards to play all sorts of games - see our suggestions below! They are also good for sorting practice and we have provided some simple printable sorting mats below.

Fish Sorting By Size

Fish Sorting By Size

Here's a fun printable activity for younger children. Print out our fish printables, cut each one out, and ask the children to sort them by size. You could also look for other characteristics - number of fins, shape of snouts etc.

Flower Sorting by Size

Flower Sorting by Size

Simply print and cut out these pretty flowers, then sort them by size. If you laminate them, you can repeat the activity again and again. Of course you could also count the petals and sort by the number of petals, too.

Ghost Colour and Shape Matching Game

Ghost Colour and Shape Matching Game

Younger children can practice their sorting and matching skills with this fun ghost colour and shape matching game or activity. Print both pages, cut out the board and the ghosts, and laminate if you wish.

Ghost Size Sorting

Ghost Size Sorting

This spooky size sorting activity is great for teaching the kids how to sort from biggest and smallest (and smallest to biggest too!). Cut out the ghosts (laminate if you want to make them more durable), then shuffle them up and ask the kids to sort them by size.

Halloween Big And Small Size Sorting

Halloween Big And Small Size Sorting

There's lots of Halloween sorting fun to be had with our big and small size sorting worksheet! Print and cut out the fun Halloween pictures and the sorting mats too, then ask the children to sort the pairs by size.

Ice Lolly Size Sorting

Ice Lolly Size Sorting

There's nothing more refreshing than a cooling ice lolly on a hot day! The kids can have fun sorting these ice lollies into size order, then have a real ice lolly treat once they've finished, perhaps?

Jack O Lantern Size Sorting

Jack O Lantern Size Sorting

My son always looks for the biggest pumpkin he can find in the shops at Halloween! Can the children sort our Jack 'o' Lanterns by size? 

Koinobori Colour Sorting

Koinobori Colour Sorting

Cut out our colourful carp kites in various sizes and then stick them onto the correct sorting pages which are included in this fun colour sorting printable.

Koinobori Size Ordering

Koinobori Size Ordering

Cut out the carp kites and then stick them in size order on the flagpole page - a fun size ordering activity for Children's Day or your Japan topic.

Monster Sorting Game

Monster Sorting Game

Print these adorable monster sorting cards and use them for all sorts of sorting and matching games, including Memory, Snap and Old Maid.

Monster Sorting Mats

Monster Sorting Mats

These lovely monster sorting mats can be used in many different ways in the classroom or home. Sort our Monster sorting game cards with them, use them with your own monsters, or get the kids to draw their own!

Pets Sorting Big and Small

Pets Sorting Big and Small

This four-page printable gives you plenty of scope for activity! First, colour in the pictures of various pets. Then cut them out. Now you can sort them in various ways:

Pumpkin Sorting by Size

Pumpkin Sorting by Size

Print out our pumpkin sorting by size activity and have some fun with the children ordering the pumpkins from big to small and from small to big!

Rainbow Size Sorting

Rainbow Size Sorting

Every activity is more fun when there are colourful rainbows involved! Cut out the rainbows (laminate if you prefer), then ask the kids to order them from biggest to smallest. Then shuffle them up and ask them to try from smallest to largest!

School Bag Size Sorting

School Bag Size Sorting

Cut out the different sizes of school bags (laminate if you wish), mix them up then ask the kids to order them by size. A perfect back to school activity!

School Big And Small Size Sorting

School Big And Small Size Sorting

We've got lots of colourful pictures all to do with school to print and cut out, ready for the children to sort into big and small on the printable mats. Great as a back to school activity, but perfect for practising sorting skills all year round!

School Big And Small Size Sorting Worksheet

School Big And Small Size Sorting Worksheet

This school themed size sorting worksheet is perfect for the start of the new school term! Can the kids circle the biggest picture in each row, then draw a cross on the smallest?

School Bus Size Sorting

School Bus Size Sorting

Beep Beep! Can the children sort the buses from biggest to smallest (and then from smallest to biggest)? You can laminate the buses to help them last longer...

School Size Sorting Worksheet

School Size Sorting Worksheet

Here's a colourful size sorting worksheet that's perfect for the kids going back to school, but great fun anytime! Can the children number the pictures in each row according to size?

Shell Size Sorting

Shell Size Sorting

Sort these pretty shells by size from smallest to largest, or largest to smallest. Once you've had a few goes with these shells you could try sorting some real ones next time you go to a beach?

Sorting Horses

Sorting Horses

These bright stripy horses come in six different sizes. Print onto card, cut out (and laminate if you wish), then use them for counting, sorting into size order etc.

Spring Flowers Sorting Game

Spring Flowers Sorting Game

This is an sorting game for children aged approximately 3-6. There are two parts to this sorting game: a game board, and 16 flower cards.

Summer Big and Small Size Sorting

Summer Big and Small Size Sorting

Here's a colourful summer size sorting activity,  and if you laminate the pieces you can use them over and over again.  Cut out the bright and cheerful pictures, laminate if you prefer, then ask the children to sort them onto the mats.

Summer Size Sorting Worksheet

Summer Size Sorting Worksheet

Here's a slightly trickier summer size sorting worksheet. Can the children number the pictures in each row from 1 for the smallest to 5 for the biggest?

Sun And Moon Size Sorting

Sun And Moon Size Sorting

Here's a fun activity to help the kids learn more about a solar eclipse. Print the pages onto some card, cut out the suns and moons (and laminate if you wish)  - then see if the children can match the suns and moons by size to create their own solar eclipse! 

Sun Size Sorting

Sun Size Sorting

Cut out the bright suns and ask the kids to sort them from biggest to smallest. Then mix the suns up again, and ask the kids to sort from smallest to biggest! You can laminate the suns too for extra durability.

Teddy Bear Sorting - Blue

Teddy Bear Sorting - Blue

Sorting activities are satisfying and fun. Use this blue teddy sorting page alone, or alongside our other teddy sorting pages in different colurs. Counting, pairing, and size ordering are a few activities to try.

Teddy Bear Sorting - Green

Teddy Bear Sorting - Green

These bright and cheerful green teddy bear sorting sheets are a great activity for young children. You could get the child to have a go at cutting them out too. Then use them to make pairs and groups. Use just green ones, or mix with our other teddy sorting printables in different colours.

Teddy Bear Sorting - Red

Teddy Bear Sorting - Red

Our versatile sorting teddy bears can be used in so many ways. There are sets in red, blue, green, white and yellow. Sort within the colours into sizes or sets or mix them all together for more of a challenge.

Teddy Bear Sorting - White

Teddy Bear Sorting - White

Sort this white teddy bear set into pairs or size order. Or print some other sets in different colours and add a further sorting element. This set is useful if you want to save on ink, too ...

Teddy Bear Sorting - Yellow

Teddy Bear Sorting - Yellow

Print out these teddy bears for lots of sorting fun. You could match into pairs, order in size or put into teddy families! Really good for younger children.

Weather Big and Small Size Sorting

Weather Big and Small Size Sorting

Learn the concept of big and small by sorting the weather symbols onto the sorting mats - you can laminate them so they can be reused too...

Weather Big and Small Size Sorting Worksheet

Weather Big and Small Size Sorting Worksheet

Here's a bright and cheerful weather-themed worksheet, that'll help the kids practise their sorting skills. Can they circle the biggest picture on each row, and draw a cross on the smallest? You can laminate the worksheet if you prefer then it can be used again.

Weather Size Sorting Worksheet

Weather Size Sorting Worksheet

Practise sorting skills and learn about the weather too with our fun weather size sorting worksheet. Can the kids number the weather pictures in each row from smallest to biggest?

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