Free Printable Sorting Activities

Free Printable Sorting Activities for Kids

Children of all ages benefit from sorting. Whether a toddler is sorting two items into piles or an older child is sorting vocabulary by different characteristics, sorting is stimulating the brain. Comparing, contrasting, and grouping while children are sorting positively impacts logical thinking skills and mathematical concepts. 

Free Printable Color Sorting Activities

You can encourage your child to sort anything by color. Things you have on hand at home are perfect such as blocks, toys, clothes, stickers, or crayons. For extra practice here are several free, printable color sorting activities:

Sorting Birds by Color from The Activity Mom

Color Sorting Mats from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games

Color Sorting Pictures from The Activity Mom

Color Bear Sorting Mats from Fairy Poppins

Color Cereal Sorting Mat from I Can Teach My Child

Dump Truck Color Sorting from Childcare Land

Sorting Flowers by Color from 123 Kids Fun

Color Sorting Mats from The Kindergarten Connection

Free Printable Shape Sorting Activities

Sorting things by shape provides the extra challenge of identifying shapes and their characteristics. Here is a collection of free, printable shape sorting activities: 

Shape Sorting Mats from ABCs to ACTs

Leaf Shape Sorting from Sea of Knowledge

Shape Blocks from Powerful Mothering

Shape Sorting Cards by A Dab of Glue Will Do

Penguin Shape Sorting from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games

Fish Shape Sorting from In My World

Shape Sorting from Powerful Mothering

3D Shape Sorting Flowers from You’ve Got This Math

Free Printable Number Sorting Activities

Sorting numbers that are represented in different ways is a challenge that is extremely beneficial for number sense and subitizing. Here’s a great collection of free, printable number cards:

Number Sorting from This Reading Mama

Number Sorting from Totschooling

Number Sorting from Life Over Cs

Number Sorting (Dog Themed) from Sweet Sounds of Kindergarten

Number Sorting from The Curriculum Corner

Free Printable Letter Sorting Activities

Sorting letters and letter sounds is important while children are experimenting with letter identification and phonics concepts. Here are several free, printable sorting activities: 

Sorting Capital and Lowercase Letters (Superhero Themed) from Letters of Literacy

Sorting letters, numbers, and words from The Kindergarten Connection

Beginning Sound Sorting from The Printable Princess

Beginning Sound Sorting from The Measured Mom

Beginning Sound Sorting from Totschooling

Free Printable Reading Sorting Activities

Sorting Pictures by Syllables (Farm Themed) from The Letters of Literacy

Word Family Sorting (Turkey Themed) from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games

Word Family Sorting (Ice Cream Themed) from The Kindergarten Connection

Word Family Sorting (Fall Themed) from Playdough to Plato

Word Family Sorting Un, Ub (Winter Themed) from In My World

Word Family Sorting (Popcorn Themed) from Playdough to Plato

Free Printable Science Sorting Activities

Sorting helps the brain make connections and organize information, even in subjects like Science and Social Studies. 

Insect Sorting – Wings and No Wings from Fun With Mama

Recycling Sorting from Supply Me

Earth Day Sorting from Totschooling

Habitat Sorting from Kiddy Charts

Food Group Sorting from Totschooling



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