March 5, 2010
This sorting activity is great for working on identifying letters and putting them in alphabetical order. It is really inexpensive to put together. I used foam letter stickers from the Target dollar spot (any letter sticker or letter magnet would work) and the three trays are actually shelves found at the Dollar Tree.
The idea to use the shelves/trays is from Shafer Family Blog (an incredible blog). She came up with this idea and since then I've seen them used on so many different blogs.
Other uses for these shelves/trays:
*Transfering one item to each compartment with a spoon or tweezers (works on one to one correspondance)
*Counting with Beads (or any other manipulative)
*Sort small objects by color (buttons, beads, pom poms, etc.)
*Find and sort objects by beginning letter sound
*Sort objects by shape
Don't want the shelves? Use an egg carton to sort the alphabet like they did at Amanda's Musings