Sorting Living and Nonliving Objects

Is a rock living? How about lima beans? You'll find everything you need for an interactive sorting activity exploring living and non-living things. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • What else can kids find in the classroom that is living and nonliving? How do they know? Take this activity outside with a second template, asking kids to jot down or draw what they see
Classroom Considerations

  • There aren't instructions to glue the photo cards into the table; however, once you have gone over it as a class, this might be a good way to solidify the concept
Pros

  • Photo cards are easy to read and cut out, creating a manipulative aspect to the activity 
  • Kids reflect on surprises they experienced when discovering what things were living and nonliving
Cons

  • None