Looky Looky

How good are you at finding things? Test your ability to search for specific items before the time runs out, and collect cool badges! Good luck!

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While Playing: 
  • Sit with your child while he/she is playing
  • Either take turns finding all the items per category, or take turns finding one item at a time
  • With your child, discuss why certain things would be in a category, where others would not. Ask questions like: "Why is the clock in the category, 'Things with Hands'?"


Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

Playing Looky Looky helps children meet many different learning objectives across the curriculum including the following:


Data Management and Probability

Demonstrate an ability to organize objects into categories by sorting and classifying objects using one attribute (e.g., colour, size), and by describing informal sorting experiences (e.g., helping to put away groceries)

At-Home Activities: 

Play the Sorting Game!

What you'll need:

  • A friend
  • A bunch of items- either small toys and objects, and/or a bunch of different picture cut from magazines
  • A timer (1 or 2 minutes)
  • The Category Cards (you can find these by clicking on the "Printable Activity Sheets" banner)
  • A paper bag or tray where you can put the items that belong into a specific category
  • A scoresheet (you can find this by clicking on the "Printable Activity Sheets" banner)

What to do:

  • Lay out the items and/or cut out pictures so that you can see them all
  • Set the Category Cards face down
  • Decide who is going first
  • Decide with all the players if you are going to set the timer to 1 or 2 minutes- Set the timer
  • The person who goes first, draws a Category Card and reads it aloud
  • After the card is read, the player then puts all the items that fit into that category into the bag or tray
  • The other player counts how many items the player got correct in the bag, and writes the score on the scoresheet
  • If there are any items that you feel have been placed in the bag or tray mistakenly, ask a grown-up to settle it for you
  • Take turns!