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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!


  • dana63
    by dana63
    November 27, 2012 at 11:05 AM

     My six year old is sorting out our bulbs today by color and size. I think this will be fun for her...

  • Paigesmommy78
    November 27, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    my 2yo DD love to sort things does it all the time

  • auntangelofsix
    November 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    Great Idea..My is to young for this one.
  • amyand4
    by amyand4
    November 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    We are going to sort out the Christmas tree decorations by the shape and kind

  • Bob192
    by Bob192
    November 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM

    We sorted bows by color.  Also, books by size.

  • hlzcmjzajz
    November 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM
    Oh, idk about this one- my 4 year old can't even sit still long enough to watch a commercial lol & my 10 month old is a little too young... But we'll try it!
  • lasombrs
    November 27, 2012 at 11:20 AM


    my son has autism so its a peace of mind kinda thing for him. match box cars in one bin, thomas trains one bag, dinosuar trains another etc. and god help you if you mix them or one strays to the wrong bin lol

    Quoting Angel_Red7:

    Lol I thought I was the only one that keeps toys sorted by groups. I keep toys that way because I mentally feel better but it makes clean up time fun with my 23 month old.

    Quoting lasombrs:

    we do this daily! We keep all the toys sorted by groups in our house

  • PEEK05
    by PEEK05
    November 27, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    We will short by shapes later.

  • Pammi86
    by Pammi86
    November 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM
    Thanks! We have been learning colors using the Christmas ornaments!
  • bxmommy2be
    November 27, 2012 at 11:26 AM

    my daughter hasent gotten the hang of that quite yet. shes 16 months.

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