Free Sorting Printables for Preschool

Sorting Printables for Kids FREE

Sorting is SO beneficial for children! Here are a few sorting printables to get you started. Sorting by different attributes such as color, size, shape, or things they like/don’t like is a great math activity. It makes valuable connections in the brain and it’s an important math skill. It is a great activity for toddlers and preschoolers.


Sorting Printables for Kids FREE


Which animals live on land? What animals live on water? I love that these pictures aren’t cartoon like, but real pictures of each animal. This simple activity also helps develop and strengthen vocabulary in young children as each animal is discussed. 

Download the Land and Water Animal Sorting Cards

What else can you sort?

Make your own sorting mats with construction paper and try sorting:

  • Coins
  • Buttons
  • Colored popsicle sticks
  • Types of food in your play kitchen
  • Pom Poms (add tweezers or tongs to strengthen fine motor skills)
  • 2d Shapes
  • Blocks
  • Socks (Sorting happens in everyday life !)

For Kindergarten students who already have experience with sorting, challenge them by giving them a handful of objects and ask them to figure out a way to sort them. Don’t give them the sorting rule. Let them decide the different ways that the items can go together. This is a great way to strengthen critical thinking skills.

Ready for more great resources to encourage sorting?

Free Printable Color Sorting Activities

You also need this HUGE collection of free, printable sorting printables! Find them HERE.

The printable sorting sheets include colors, shapes, numbers, letters, etc. Targeted skills include color recognition, shape identification, and letter identification (using letter matching games).

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  • Reply Lindsay

    hehehehe I am totally laughing right now because this just happened to me! Printing these bad boys out so we can work on this this week!

    November 9, 2010 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Tiggeriffic

    When my kids were still at home. I had 4. they ate Pizza, Spagetti,for breakfast. They didn’t like cereal so they usually ate the leftovers from supper the night before. This is when they got to be about 9 years old. Or they would boil their pasta and put good ole spagetti sauce on top with cheese.. At first I said “no way”.. and then I conceded,,they were eating something before school. Actually Pizza tastes pretty good in the morning. Have a great day…

    November 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm
  • Reply Jackie H.

    In his defense, it’s REALLY hard to tell these days boy or girl!! Thanks for the printables.

    November 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm
  • Reply Darcey

    Thanks for sharing these printables. I’ve linked up to this post here:

    November 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm
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