Color Box 3

From Montessori Album
Revision as of 18:50, 21 October 2011 by MontessoriAdmin (talk | contribs)
Color Box 3
Sensorial - Visual Discrimination of Color
Color Box 3.jpg
PrerequisitesColor Box 2
MaterialsColor Box 3 set of tablets

Use of this material teaches the child visual discrimination of shades of color. This activity prepares the child for art activities.


  1. Take the box of tablets to a rug or table.
    Color Box 3 1.JPG
  2. Remove all the tablets of one color and lay them out randomly on the mat.
    Color Box 3 2.JPG
  3. Find the darkest and lightest tablets of that color. Set them next to each other to point out the difference in the extremes. Then replace them randomly back with the rest.
    Color Box 3 3.JPG
  4. Select the darkest of the tablets and place it in the top left corner of the mat. Find the next darkest and place it next to the first. Proceed in this manner until all the tiles of that color have been put in order.
    Color Box 3 4.JPG
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 with each of the other colors.
    Color Box 3 5.JPG
  6. When finished, replace the tiles back in the box in mixed up order within each color.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


A nice variation can be done at home with a large pack of markers (or crayons, or colored pencils) in which there are several shades of each color.
Markers 1.jpg Markers 2.jpg
Source: Walk Beside Me


Color Box 3 Ex.JPG