Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Rainbow Car Sorting Activity

color sorting and counting with toy cars

My son wanted to play cars together.  I wanted to do something somewhat educational.  This is what we came up with.

I got out a great striped placemat I'd gotten from Target on clearance.  I know its not a true rainbow but it worked well and its what we had on hand.

We search for his cars in the toy box and sorted them by color on the placemat. 

color sorting and counting activity using toy cars

As we worked, we made predictions about which colors would have the most and least cars.  We modified our predictions as we got further through his car collection.  Then we counted each color vehicle to see if we were right.  (For some reason he's short on pink and purple cars... hmmm).

He had so much fun that he started sorting his bugs, dinosaurs and plastic lizards.  He's already asked if we can do it again.  I'm guessing it will be a repeat activity here on the gravelly road.


  1. Love this!
    Pinned it to my Vehicles Crafts/Learning board.

  2. Great idea, Krista! We like to do this kind of thing, too. I like the idea of adding the placemat or something to sort them on. Very aesthetically pleasing that way.

  3. Such a great idea. Thanks for linking to Share It Saturday.
    (Laughing Kids Learn)


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