Color Sorting Laundry

Educational laundry!  Chores and learning simultaneously?  Yes, please!  The main idea here is finding teachable moments in routine things around the house instead of sitting idle at a desk.  Plus, activities like these are free, easy, and time-efficient, while teaching character recognition, organization, and quantification.

Sorting is an important preschool and school-aged skill that lays the foundation for Mathematics.  We used microfiber cloths to sort by color, and we counted the number of cloths per color.  We also discussed which color was the most and which was the least.

What you need:

  1. Colorful laundry (eg, microfiber cloths)
  2. Paper
  3. Pen

What to do:

  1. Write name of each color on plain paper.  Make sure there are no other words or designs on each paper so that the character stands out clearly.
  2. Place the color names in a row.
  3. Place the matching cloth under the corresponding color name.  We turned this into a “race” and a guessing game.  We placed bets on which color we had the most of and blue turned out to be the “winner”!
  4. Play around with different patterns and shapes.  We made a “rainbow” with the cloths and matched the character name to the corresponding cloth.

If you try this activity, let us know!  Leave a comment and don’t forget to tag a photo #ChalkAcademy on Instagram.  Happy learning, friends!

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