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1. Tape or glue six or more envelopes to a large piece of cardboard.
2. Cut out squares from six or more colors of construction paper. Cut the squares
small enough to fit into the envelopes. Also, make enough so that the child
will have plenty to sort.
3. Laminate the squares or cover them with clear contact paper for durability.
4. Encourage the children to sort the construction paper squares and put them in
the different envelopes.
More to do
Begin by asking the children to sort three colors. When the children master this,
add more colors. Change the colors. Begin with primary colors, then fall colors,
holiday colors, and pastel colors. For a more complicated activity, choose a wide
range of graduated hues for the children to sort. Expand the activity by playing
other color games, painting with colors, mixing colors, and eventually naming the
colors. Use the envelope board to sort other objects such as shapes, animals, and
so on. Children also enjoy making their own games. Supply stickers and paper
and encourage them to create their own games.

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