Sort bells by color and size.
We started with a bowl full of bells.
Josiah tested each one for sound, and we talked about their color, and size.
He practiced scooping the bells with a large spoon, and a measuring cup, from the bowl to a Christmas tray.
Next, he walked around shaking the bells to hear how they sounded different.
The colors of our bells were gold, green, and red.
The sizes were:
small round shaped gold
small round shaped red
medium round shaped green
medium bell shaped gold
large bell shaped red
Each size and shape made a different sound.
Josiah practiced putting the bells in order from smallest to largest.
Next, Josiah practiced putting different bells through a funnel to fill a container. He especially liked the medium bell shaped bells for this activity.
We talked about how many bells would fit into this size container.
Next, we counted the bells as he put them into the funnel.
Then we switched to a larger container and practiced some more. Josiah understood the larger container would hold more bells than the smaller container.
This sorting game is good practice for:
eye hand coordination
and good for a cheeeeeeesy smile!
I just love it when he gives me his best smile.