Lesson plan developed by Ms. Erika Geelhoed, BA Ed
* Lesson plan objective and assessment can be adapted to use this activity with school-age children.
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Classification can be defined as “the ability to group objects into sets based on specific characteristics such as color, shape, size, etc.” Classification is a skill young children develop by working with real objects through hands-on activities. Children need time to touch, feel, and work with actual objects in order to be able to truly understand the meaning of classification. As you begin to explore the concept of classification with your children, keep in mind that young children of the same chronological age are often on many different developmental levels. As the teacher, you will need to observe each child carefully to see how you can adapt the activity to meet their individual needs.