How to Fold Towels

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  • Laundry basket.
  • 3 different size towels, all the same color: one bath towel, one hand towel and one face cloth.


All 3 towels must be folded and stacked from largest on the bottom to smallest on the top.

Individual or group presentation.


  1. Ask a child to get a floor mat.
  2. Explain to the child that you are going to show her how to fold a towel.
  3. Beginning with the largest towel, spread it out, then smooth out any wrinkles.
  4. Taking the furthest left and right corners, bring the top edge down to the bottom of the towel.
  5. Smooth out any creases.
  6. Fold the towel again by placing your right hand at the top left of the towel, and your left hand at the bottom left of the towel.
  7. Smmoth out any creases.
  8. Fold the towel in half once more, from the bottom to the top.
  9. Carefully place the folded towel inside the laundry basket.
  10. Repeat this folding procedure with the hand and face towels.
  11. Stack them in the laundry basket from largest to smallest.
  12. Invite the child to repeat the activity and return it to the shelf when he is finished.

Control Of Error

Points Of Interest


  • To teach a child to fold towels independently in order to care for the environment.