Pink Tower

Phonics and stuff logo.png Welcome to Montessori Album!
In addition to the free materials here, please consider my new store Phonics and Stuff at Teachers Pay Teachers for additional educational items. Thanks!
Pink Tower
Sensorial - Visual Discrimination of Size
Pink Tower.jpg
Level Pre-Primary
Age 2.5 - 3.5
Prerequisites Using a Mat
Practical Life Activities
Materials set of Pink Tower cubes

Use of this material teaches the child visual discrimination of dimension. This activity also prepares the child for algebra.


  1. Carry the cubes to a mat one at a time starting with the smallest cube. Arrange them randomly.
    Pink Tower 1.JPG
  2. Select the largest cube and the smallest cube and set them next to each other. Say, "This is large. This is small."
    Pink Tower 2.JPG
  3. Step three
    Pink Tower.jpg


Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

Headline text


big and small


The Pink Tower consists of ten cubes that differ in size by 1cm from one to the next. The largest cube is 10cm cubed and the smallest is 1cm cubed.
They are usually painted pink, but are sometimes left as natural wood. The important thing is that they are all the same color so that the only difference between them is the size.

Where to Buy

Pink Tower
Adena $33.81
Albanesi $147.00
Alison's $48.00 (sale: $29.99)
Alison's $40.00 (sale: $30.00) (unpainted wood)
Best Montessori Toys $26.94
Bruins $105.00
Bruins $80.00 (unpainted wood)
Cabdev $37.00
Cabdev $133.00
Caliber $26.99
Creative Learning $39.95
E & O $129.00
Hello Wood $122.00-$127.00
Juliana Group $112.00
Kid Advance $36.99 (sale: $32.99)
Montessori Land $43.00
Montessori N' Such $40.00 (unpainted wood)
Montessori Outlet $70.95
Nienhuis $137.50
Thinkamajigs $51.95
Meroco Montessori $18 (Pink Tower)

Stand for the Pink Tower
Adena $9.33
Albanesi $43.00
Albanesi $43.00
Alison's $8.00
Bruins $23.00
Cabdev $16.00
Caliber $5.99
Creative Learning $9.95
E & O $16.00
Hello Wood $14.00
Juliana Group $35.00
Kid Advance $9.99
Montessori Land $12.00
Montessori N' Such $20.00
Montessori Outlet $9.95 (painted white)
Nienhuis $29.50
Thinkamajigs $7.95

Extra 1 cm Cubes
Creative Learning 5 for $3.95
Kid Advance 5 for $3.99
Montessori N' Such 1 for $2.99 (unpainted wood)
Montessori Outlet 2 (+4 other pieces) for $2.95

Hollow Cubes
ATXinventor $17.50-$37.00 (can be bought assembled or not, in different finishes)
Pink Tower 1montessori.jpgPink Tower nested 1montessori.JPG
a pink tower assembled from parts, same finished, and nested
1montessori (ATXinventor @Etsy) $17.50
(pre-cut parts to assemble - includes extra 1 cm and 2 cm cubes)

Further Reading