Time required: A short walk is all that is necessary. Sorting can be completed within ~5 minutes, but the activity can last much longer
Materials: Divided container or egg carton.
How to Play: Spend some time outside and collect a variety of objects such as leaves, sticks, stones, pine cones etc. Play a sorting game with your child, and encourage them to sort objects by type, colour, size, or weight.
Make it Easier: Sort objects into only 2 or 3 groups.
Make it Harder: Sorting objects into many groups, or even subgroups.