Montessori Colour Wheel Lesson Presentation
Colour box 3 : A box divided into 9 sections,containing seven shades of nine different colours:
Blue, red, yellow, purple, orange, green, pink, black to white, brown
Round plate for the centre
- To refine the child’s perception of colour.
- To develop and refine visual discrimination
- To develop fine motor co-ordination
- To develop the pincer grip
- To teach the different colour names and enlarge his vocabulary.
CONTROL OF ERROR:
Visual- the child can see the differences.
The Montessori Directress.
4 years plus
- Individual exercise done on a neutral coloured floor mat.
- Remove one set of colours from the box and place the tablets vertically on the mat from darkest to lightest. Remind the child how we grade the colours.
- Remove all the different hues of each colour.
- Place a round object in the middle of a second mat, and help the child find the darkest shade of each colour. Place these dark tablets around the circle.
- The white edges of all the tablets should be touching.
- The child then selects the darkest tablet, one at a time, of each hue and each tablet is placed under its corresponding row. In this way, a star – shaped pattern is created, decreasing in intensity from the centre outwards.