Junior Infant Maths: Sorting & Classifying

Here is another fun Sesame Street game to help develop sorting and classifying skills. The Early Maths Strand (EMA) asks children in Junior and Senior Infants to:

  • classify objects on the basis of one attribute, such as colour, shape, texture or size

In “The Laundry Game” Elmo asks children to “sort” or collect his laundry according to colour and shape attributes e.g. the white socks or t-shirts with red circle on them. Children need to pay close attention to detail in order to find the correct items.

It is also a great way of including Oral Language in your maths lesson. Through the “Developing Cognitive Abilities through oral language”  strand unit children in Junior and Senior Infants are asked to:

  • focus on descriptive detail and begin to be explicit in relation to people, places, times, processes, events, colour, shape, size, position

I played “The Laundry Game”  it with my class the other day  and ticked both boxes in my schemes of work :). My class loved it. We will definitely be playing it again. Check out the underwear on the line. Hilarious…!

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Click here to play The Laundry Game

Have fun,

Miss Mernagh 🙂


One thought on “Junior Infant Maths: Sorting & Classifying

  1. Mary Foskin says:

    That looks great! I have a child with a learning disability in my class and he has lots of trouble recognising colours. This might help him out – thanks!

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