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.

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. 

Colour Sorting Cards

Colour Sorting Cards

We've chosen a number of pictures associated with a particular colour - bananas, daffodils and lemons for yellow, for example - and made them easy to cut up and use for all sorts of colour activities, particularly with our Colour Sorting Mats.

Colour Sorting Mats

Colour Sorting Mats

Print out these colour sorting mats (and laminate for durability if you with) then use them for all sorts of colour sorting activities.

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.

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!

Rugby Shirt Sorting Cards 2

Rugby Shirt Sorting Cards 2

Here's a fun way to practice colour and shape recognition. We have four styles of rugby shirt - plain, quartered, large stripes and small stripes - and every possible variation of four colours.

Scottie Dog Sorting Brown

Scottie Dog Sorting - Brown

These five brown Scottie dogs range in size so they are perfect for size sorting practice. You can combine them with our other colour Scotties too.

Scottie Dog Sorting Pink

Scottie Dog Sorting - Pink

Five pink Scotties! Perfect for sorting by size - or combine with our other Scottie colour printables to sort by colour too.

Scottie Dog Sorting White

Scottie Dog Sorting - White

Here's a set of "white" Scottie dogs of varying sizes to sort - on their own (by size) or with our other Scotties (by colour). Of course you can use this printable with different coloured paper or card to create your own sorting sets, too, or as a template for Scottie crafts.

Scottie Dog Sorting Yellow

Scottie Dog Sorting - Yellow

Sort these yellow Scottie dogs by size, or combine them with our other Scottie sorting printables to sort by colour, too.

Scottie Dog Sorting Purple

Scottie Dog Sorting Purple

These Scottie dogs are definitely purple! Sort by size or use with the other Scottie colours too for some more challenging sorting.

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.

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.

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