• Learning Essentials
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• Match and Sort: Color and Size
• # Match and Sort: Color and Size Essential Activities for Preschool

Videos
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## Matching Colors

Here’s a new professionally created video on matching colors by Kids Academy. You kids will get a lot of fun and benefit greatly from it as this time little learners will plunge into the sea world to help funny fish hide from the shark. It’s an exciting matching colors activity that will fascinate your kids.
Toddlers, children in preschool, and kindergarten students benefit from early learning activities such as identifying colors, matching objects of the same color and sorting objects by color and size. This Kid’s Academy video provides instruction on these early childhood education concepts. Learn colors for preschool with direct instruction and practice with the video teacher by identifying common objects with the same color. As children progress and master learning colors, the video then provides examples of sorting colors for preschool students and matching colors for kids. The learning continues as students practice sorting by color and size. Older preschool and kindergarten students benefit from practicing this skill. Learn colors for kids and students will not only learn math skills such as sorting and classifying, but students also learn valuable language skills. Students not only learn the color names but also words such as “same”, “alike” and “different.” This is beneficial for your youngest toddler students too! Sorting by size for kids is a valuable skill as well. Students learn even more words to describe objects in their environment and use higher-order thinking skills to classify objects in more than one way. Students use observational skills and make comparisons. Sorting is a foundational math skill that is mastered before moving on to more complex math concepts. Sorting by color and size is a pre-number math skill that teaches students language and math skills. Extend the learning of this skill with fun, hands-on activities in the classroom. Using items that are in the child’s environment shows students that math is all around them. Sort children by hair or eye color, sort colored blocks and find objects that are big and small and sort them into groups. After watching the video and doing some hands-on activities, challenge your students to find other things to sort!
Sorting objects in preschool is a necessary and vital skill. Sorting teaches and reinforces so many concepts! Colors, shapes, sizes, describing words, vocabulary, logic, and reasoning are learned when preschool and kindergarten students sort. The simple act of sorting objects by color, size or shape prepares students for challenging problem solving as they get older. The video depicts a scene that many students recognize. A friendly elephant is playing in some leaves in a park. The season is fall, so there are many leaves of different colors on the ground. The elephant then sorts the leaves in different ways. The leaves are sorted by shape. Oak leaves are put in one heap and Maple leaves in another. The leaves are different sizes as well so the leaves are sorted into piles of big and little leaves. And finally, the leaves are sorted by color. The animation in the video is fun and inviting for young students and the language is easy to understand. In addition to the video and digital games, hands-on sorting objects activities for preschoolers are found everywhere in the home and school environment. Sorting toys by color, shape, and size is a fun activity. Students enjoy sorting themselves by hair color, shirt color or by who is wearing shorts or pants. Sorting pom poms, shells and even cereal are great ideas! Once preschoolers master the basics, they are ready for more difficult activities with sorting objects in kindergarten. Ask kindergarten students to sort objects by two attributes such as by gender and clothing. For example, sort girls wearing pants and boys wearing pants. Use this video to introduce sorting to kindergarteners or as a reteaching or introduction activity to grade-level K math. Sorting preschool activities are an integral part of math instruction for young learners. This video engages and teaches students with bright, inviting animation and a story that allows children to “see” math in their everyday world.
Kids benefit a lot from having experience of sorting, classifying and comparing objects. These activities make the basics of numeracy skills and mathematics. It is easy to make kindergarten sorting games by using everyday objects. Provide them with opportunities to sort the same group two different ways by shapes, colors, sizes or textures. What needs to be taught? 1. Kids should know what is meant by ‘categorize’ or ‘sort’. 2. Another important thing to know is how to sort the same group in two different ways. Example: Take some buttons First, ask the kids to sort them according to size Next by colors Then by the number of holes, etc. A Game to Focus on One Sorting Characteristic 1. Take two pieces of different colored cards and some items that can be sorted in more than one way, e.g. buttons, keys or plastic toy figures. 2. Place both cards on a table with some space between them. 3. Pick a silver button (if you are using buttons) and put it on the first card saying ‘this button goes on this card’. Next, take a golden button and say: ‘this button can’t go on this card’, and place it on the other card. 4. Repeat the activity with a few buttons than ask the kids to guess the sorting rule. 5. When the kids tell you that you are sorting by color then try to choose a more difficult sorting rule such as the number of holes in the button, to sort the same group in two different ways. 6. Once the children get an idea of sorting the same group in different ways, repeat the game with different rules and different objects to reinforce the concept of sorting. Keep in mind to teach by using a game or fun activity for preschoolers and kindergarten kids as they tend to be more effective than worksheets.
Quizzes
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## Sort by Color and Size

This quiz assesses students’ ability to sort items according to their color and size.
This quiz assesses students’ ability to sort a group of items in two different ways.