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May 17, 2012

Color Sorting with Stickers

This week I have a couple color sorters Henry is working with in Tot School so I thought I would share!

Sticker Sorter: I came up with this idea after buying a super cheap jumbo pack of smiley face stickers. Henry loves these stickers, so I try and use them as much as I can.

So I made a sheet with a colored box for each color sticker. Then, I printed it on heavy-duty matte photo paper (so it would be more difficult to destroy).

The goal is for Hen to place the colored sticker in the corresponding box. So far Henry has loved this sorter, and we've spent a lot of time using it.

If anyone wants this printout - leave a comment and I'll send it to you.

Pipe Cleaner Sorter: Thanks to Pinterest for this idea!

To make this, I used the smiley stickers again.

Place one sticker of each color on a Pringles can lid. Then use a hole punch to punch out the center of each sticker. (Well, except for the middle, which, sadly, none of my three punches reach - if someone has an idea on how to punch it - please let me know!)

Then, I use simple construction paper, and some more stickers, to decorate the outside. Add some corresponding colored pipe cleaners, and you're ready to sort.

Henry has mixed feelings about this sorter, but more on that in this week's regular tot school post.

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Unknown said…
Fabulous idea. I need to try this, as our shapes to the shape sorters always get lost, and I want to work on more than just shapes anyways. Colors are where it's at right now! :) Thanks for the idea.
Amy said…
Thanks for the comment on my blog! I thought I was already following you, but I am for sure now. I know I've seen your blog somewhere...probably while searching for Tot School ideas.

If you don't mind, I'm going to borrow the Pringles can idea. I think Kyla will love that. I'll make sure to give you credit and hopefully some of my followers will check you guys out.

Random question...what program do you use to create your buttons? I've been trying to figure out how to do it and I'm stuck. I have Picasa, but can't really figure out how to make any creative pictures. So I was just curious what program you used. Feel free to email me at if you have any tips. Thanks :)