To celebrate Spring, we dove into this Spring Sorting activity by sorting birds into their nests by different colors and by size. This sorting activity is a great way for little learners to work on color recognition and a perfect activity for basic matching skills.
How to Make the Nests
The nests were really easy to make with brown paper bags (lunch size).
Roll the top down and scrunch. Keep rolling and scrunching until you get down to the bottom. That’s it!
Other Ways to Use this Spring Color Sorting Activity
- Not only can you sort the bird cutouts by size or shape with this printable, but you can write letters, numbers, or color words on the nests and the same on the birds and then match them up. This is a customizable center activity.
- Use these birds for a fun way to make math patterns (red, orange, red, orange or big, small, big, small or have them make up their own pattern using the birds)
- Add pom poms (bird food) and plastic eggs to the sorting activity. Early learners will love this and this is the perfect way to encourage pretend play.
- This can be used for a variety of math skills. Write numbers on the nests and count the corresponding number of gems into the nest or write an addition or subtraction problem in the nest.
Print the Bird Sorting Picture Cards HERE
This sorting activity is the perfect addition to Spring themed activities in an early childhood classroom
Other Spring Theme Activities
Go on a Spring Scavenger Hunt (a great time for preschoolers and older toddlers)
Make your own sidewalk chalk paint with just 3 ingredients.
Free, printable bird nest counting activity.
Bee Alphabet Sorting can be used in a literacy center. This alphabet activity promotes letter recognition (capital letters).
Painting with Spring Flowers – Different flower petals make different prints.
Flower Sensory Bin for sensory play from Plain Vanilla Mom
Other Playful Learning Activities
- Plant your own flowers
- Observe weather patterns
- plant seeds and observe
- Take a closer look at the parts of a flower
- Read spring books
- Add rocks, seeds, and artificial flowers, to play dough
- Go on a hunt for colorful flowers
I just love this time of year! We hope you enjoy these seasonal activities. Happy Spring!
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Thanks for this activity! Simple yet educational!
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Love this, and I've added a photo and the link to your set to my storytime website, if that's OK. Thanks!
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