Animal Sorting Play time
Play is a Child’s work.
Play time is a great learning opportunity for children. Free play is a creative and expressions platform for kids , and structured/guided play time can enhance the kids play time with learning opportunities.
One rainy afternoon in the Spring Camp , the kids worked as a team to mix play and learn and spent 2 hours together to sort a big box of animals into Farm or Forest, Bugs or Ocean and Amphibeans.
The first step was to layout segmented areas for all the 5 categories with Magnatiles- we sorted magnaties by colors and reserved the 2 bigger piles for forest and farm and blue to make the ocean. The kids got to work in setting up the Magna tile mats for the animals - the team work was brilliant and high energy and enthusiasm in the room for a task that is so simple but kids love and relate to and something they could independently work on - gave them a great sense of accomplishment .
Then we went through the big box of animals and the kids started putting them on the relevant tiles. The beauty was while a few of them helped the sorting , the others worked on arranging them in groups or just making it look like a master piece.
Have a look at our fun spring camp afternoon.
A Vitamin Simple Experience