Color Sorting Hunt


Sorting is an important skill for preschoolers to learn. It involves grouping similar items based on a common attribute. Sorting lays the foundation for more complex cognitive skills later down the road!

Here is a color sorting game made by re-purposing a drink carrier that you get from a fast-food restaurant. Next time you order fast food, say “yes” when they ask if you want a drink carrier! And if you get the kind with a circular bottom, you could just have your preschooler color each section with a specific color.

Here’s what you’ll need:  a drink carrier, 4 different colors of construction paper, scissors, glue, and items to sort (Lego’s and pretend food worked GREAT at our house).

1. Cut out a pattern to line each section of your drink carrier.

2. Glue it to the inside of the carrier and trim where necessary.

3. Continue until all 4 sections are finished. Add a color square for each color on the outside of the carrier as well.

4. Send your little one off on a hunt for colors!

Sorry for the blurry picture…

5. Put the sorter away for another day!

The only problem with this activity was that there were only 4 sections and therefore only 4 colors. Big Brother was quite perturbed when he found orange, white, and black items yet he had no place to put them. Maybe I’ll make another one with orange, purple, white & black!

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  1. This looks great! Unfortunatelly no drink carriers around but I'll think of somthing else! :) Thanks for an idea!

  2. What a cute idea. I love that this is recycled and has a great handle for carrying! Thanks for sharing.

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