Matching and ordering by size {free printable}

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As I learn more about the methods of Dr. Maria Montessori, I am understanding the great deal of importance she placed on children being able to discriminate between items using their senses. A while back I created a simple Montessori-inspired printable to help my kids work on matching and ordering items by size. My kids are beyond this activity by now, but I wanted to share it for my readers with younger kids who may benefit from this simple matching and ordering by size activity.

Matching and ordering by size - a free printable to support this early math skill for toddlers and preschoolers from Gift of Curiosity

I cut straws into segments from 1″ to 6″ long and asked XGirl to match the straw segments to the lines on a printable worksheet I created (download link at end of post).

Matching and ordering by size - a free printable to support this early math skill for toddlers and preschoolers from Gift of Curiosity

After she completed this task, we talked about which was shortest and which was longest.

Matching and ordering by size - a free printable to support this early math skill for toddlers and preschoolers from Gift of Curiosity

An extension to this activity would be to have your child re-do the ordering part of the activity without using the printable.

If you don’t have straws, this activity can be done using string, paper strips, or any other material that you can cut into short segments.


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  1. says

    Thank you for this – I have downloaded the printables and will be setting this up for my children to do this week.

    Thank you also for linking up to Tuesday Tots and just to let you know that I will be featuring this over on Rainy Day Mum this week.

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