Oct 142015

Montessori Lesson

Montessori Colour box 2 Lesson Presentation


A box containing 22 tablets, of which there are two of the following:

Blue, red, yellow. – primary colours

Purple, orange, green – secondary colours

Pink, grey, brown – tertiary colours

White and black

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
  • To teach the different colour names


Visual- the child can see the differences.

The Montessori Directress .


3 years plus


  1. Individual exercise done on a neutral coloured tablemat. 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. Invite the child to select the primary colours already done in colour box 1, saying “would you like to pick out the colours that we have already done?” or “ would you like to get the blue, red and yellow colour tablet?”
  4. Introduce the next three secondary colours by picking them out and getting the child to match them to their pairs just as they did in the first exercise.
  5. Do not overwhelm the child by introducing too many new colours at once but rather continue on another day.
  6. When the child can successfully match the secondary colours you may then introduce the names with a three period lesson.
  7. Remember to always use one known name and two unknown names. The names should not sound alike nor should the colours look too alike.


Using the three period lesson the Montessori Directress tells the children the appropriate colour names after he has successfully paired the tablets. He works firstly with the Primary colours, then the secondary colours and finally with the remaining colours.

  3 Responses to “Montessori Colour box 2 Lesson Activity”

  1. this is so nice.

  2. This is beautiful!

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