“My toddler won’t sit down for an activity!” Does this sound familiar? Don’t worry. Most toddlers love to explore their surroundings and can't sit for more than 5 minutes. What works in these situations is to incorporate a lot of movement while learning age appropriate skills. Sorting is very important for cognitive development, especially for math.
So here are 3 ways to practice sorting while you are outdoors
1. Flower Sorting
Take an egg carton and paint it with colors of flowers and leaves available in the garden. Go for a child led walk and let them collect items for each of the colors
2. Sorting stones
Go for a nature led walk and collect stones. come back and you can make a sorting activity with either colors or size depending on what you find
3. Leaves Sorting
When outside sort leaves by shape or color depending on what is available.