Oct 142015

Montessori Lesson

Montessori Colour box 1 Lesson Presentation


A box containing six tablets, of which two are blue, two are red and two are yellow (the primary colours).

Neutral coloured work mat.


  • To develop the child’s visual perception of colour.
  • To develop the child’s co-ordination of movement.
  • To develop visual discrimination
  • To give the child experience in matching.
  • Concentration
  • To develop fine motor co-ordination
  • To develop the pincer grip


Visual- the child can see the differences.


2 ½ years approx.


  1. Individual exercise done on a neutral coloured table mat.Show the child how to carry the colour box to the work mat by supporting the bottom of the box with the fingers cupped under the box and the thumb on the top of the box.
  2. Remove the lid and place it under the box at the top right hand corner of the mat.
  3. Remove the tablets one by one showing the child how to handle the tablets only by the frames. Handle the tablets between the thumb, index and middle finger and place the tablets randomly on the table. The Montessori Directress deliberately picks up one tablet and places it vertically in front of the child so that the frame of the tablet is at the top and bottom of the tablet.
  4. Ask the child to find a tablet that looks the same as the one that has just been placed. Show the child how to place this one beside the other tablet. Continue with the child in this way until all three pairs have been matched.

Exercise1 :

The child pairs the tablets as he has been shown.

Introducing Language:

Using the three period lesson the Montessori Directress tells the children the appropriate colour names after he has successfully paired the tablets.

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