Items found around the house
Ask your child to help put away laundry. Ask your child to sort by light/dark clothes, white/colored socks, winter/ summer clothes, by family member. Ask your child to sort groceries: paper products, dairy products, meats, canned foods. Further challenge is to sort canned foods into fruits and vegetables. Get rid of the pile of shoes by the front door! Can your child match each pair then sort by color, by size, by purpose, i.e. athletic, work, dress up? How else can you sort shoes? After dinner, ask your child to sort the silverware before putting it away. Do you various sizes of spoons, forks and serving utnesils? Work with your child to reorganzie their art supplies. How can crayons and markers be sorted? By broken, whole, width, length, color, type?
Your child can decide how to sort and categorized things.