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Learn Authentic Montessori Pre-Reading & Pink Level Activities


Do you want to give your child a head start in reading before they even begin school? If so, you may be wondering how to go about it.

Authentic Montessori pre-reading activities are a great way to help your child get prepared for reading and learn essential skills at the same time.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best pink-level activities that can help prepare your child for success in reading. We hope you find these tips helpful!

Do you have a child in your life who suddenly discovered books? Do you want to help guide this child along to reading & writing, but he isn’t quite ready yet?

This post includes Montessori Pre-Reading Activities for your home and classroom.

Montessori Pre Reading Lessons

Montessori Pre-Reading Activities

#1 – Story Sequence Cards

These cards are a simple honey bee lifecycle sequence, but you can take this activity anywhere you’d like. Pre-reading in essence but can easily be applied to math, geography, and life science.

Honeybee Story Sequence Cards

#2 – Object to Picture Matching

Picture to Object Matching Activity

#3 – Small to Large Picture Matching

Easy to create variations to keep the interest of the children alive and well. Pretty straightforward: the same photo in two sizes matching exercise.

Large to Small Matching Activity

#4 – Metal Insets

Yes! Metal Insets are part of the Montessori language sequence. They have a pink template and a blue inset with a knob in the center for the child to lift in and out.

Metal insets prepare a child for writing. Children enjoy making designs with a variety of shapes. Using colored pencils is a fun material to add to the work.

Montessori Metal Insets

#5 – Pin Poking

My son is in Montessori lower elementary and still cannot get enough of pin poking. There are terrific variations and extensions involving the metal insets, sensorial, and geography works.

Pin Punching

Montessori Pink Level Activities

#1 – Sandpaper Letter

Sandpaper Letters

#2 – Matching Objects to Initial Sounds


This Montessori Language Initial Sounds Lesson is one of the first lessons in the Pink Level. The goal of the lesson is to recognize initial sounds.

In addition, moving left to the right in preparation for reading and writing. A child aged 3 to 4, one that has mastered the 1st & 2nd-period lessons of the sandpaper letters, is ready for this lesson.

#3 – Initial Word Building with Objects


#4 – Object Boxes for Beginning Sounds


#5 – Nomenclature Cards


#6 – What Does Not Belong?


Montessori Language Resources

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