Apr 072013
 

NAME OF MONTESSORI ACTIVITY

Art Step 2 – Level 1

AREA

The Arts

AGE

3 – 6 Years

MATERIALS

  Montessori Helper

Art Step 2 -Level 1 Materials

(Each companion pair are made up of vertical or horizontal paintings or one horizontal and one vertical painting. All the companion pairs are radically different from each other, primarily in subject but also in style and colour.)

DIRECT AIM

  • To Match the Cards

INDIRECT AIM

  • Visual discrimination
  • Concentration
  • Appreciation of great art

PRESENTATION

  1. Remove the cards from the level 1 step 2, folder. They are usually kept in the left pocket of the folder.
  2. Lay the first set out in a vertical or horizontal row.
  3. The children have to look for two paintings by the same artist.
  4. The paintings are not identical but they are similar in both style and subject.
  5. Remove the second set of cards from the right hand pocket and carefully look for its matching artist.
  6. Check the reverse side to ensure that they are in fact both by the same artist
  7. Once you have found its match, place the pairs beside one another.
  8. Show the child how to put the left-hand row back into the pouch. Show the child how to muddle up the other set and also how to return the right hand row into the right hand side of the pouch.
  9. Invite the child to have a turn.

CONTROL OF ERROR

The cards are not matched

EXTENSIONS

 

VARIATIONS

 

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