Sorting by Color and Shape

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11689

If a bunch of beach balls and building blocks got mixed up, how would you sort them out? There are red, white, and blue balls, and brown, green, and yellow blocks. Learn to sort by color and shape!


Measurement and Data

learning style
personality style
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

  • How could you sort the objects below?
  • What do they have in common?
  • What is different?

In the previous Related Lessons in this Sorting Objects series, found in the right-hand sidebar, you learned how to sort objects by their color and by their shape.

This lesson is all about sorting objects by their color and their shape. Take a look at the objects below. What colors and shapes do you see? Share your answer with your parent or teacher:

That's right! You can see there are circles and squares. There are also three different colors:

  • green
  • orange
  • yellow

Look at how they are sorted below. How are the objects sorted?

You can see that the objects are sorted by shape and color. There is a category for green circles, yellow circles, orange squares, and green squares. Each shape has a category that matches its shape and color.

In the Got It? section, you will practice sorting by shape and color, so move on to the next section!

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