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Creative Play Challenge Day 2: “Sort” Out Your Holiday!
November 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Starting around 18 months, toddlers begin to notice differences and commonalities between objects-which means it's time to sort and group!Today, take some of your holiday decorations, food items, or gifts, and work together to "sort" them by color, size, shape, texture, or type. For older kids, increase the complexity of the items you sort or the categories you sort them in.

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Share with us the combinations you created in the comments below.

(Tip: Sorting Cubes and Block Assortments are both great toys to help build these sorting skills.)

If you missed yesterday's activity, you can find it here. If you haven't signed up for the Creative Play Every Day Challenge yet, you can do so here!


  • MamaBear2cubs
    November 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    We do this alot. We just sorted all the Christmas bulbs by color a few days ago!

  • Bmama1
    by Bmama1
    November 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    Oooh this is a fun one!
  • inmybizz
    November 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM

    we sorted our gifts by size

  • Bmama1
    by Bmama1
    November 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    I have two 19 month olds so this one should be fun.
  • periwinkle163
    November 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM

     My kiddos are kind of big for that,

  • the3Rs
    by the3Rs
    November 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    I think my kids are tooo old for his one.  Enjoy :)

  • mem82
    by mem82
    November 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    Great idea!

  • Jasuzha
    by Jasuzha
    November 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM
    If I can get my son to sit still long enough, I'll do that.
  • momofsixangels
    November 27, 2012 at 10:13 AM

    We sort all the ornaments.Different groups-one for homemade one for storebought and one for the ones that are in between

  • Junebugsmomma
    November 27, 2012 at 10:14 AM
    Great idea...Our little one feel asleep while in the process of putting my hubby's fake tree this morning we have ornaments left to put o...i think sorting them by color will b a fun activity...My lo is 2yrs old

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