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Montessori Sensorial Variations & Extensions for Knobbed Cylinders & Color Tablets

I recently wrote about Montessori sensorial extensions and variations for the Knobbed Cylinders, the Pink Tower, the Broad Stair and the Red Rods. In this post, I further explore Montessori Sensorial extensions and variations by reviewing ideas for the Knobless Cylinders and Color Tablets.


Sensorial Variations & Extensions

Knobless Cylinders

  • Construct Towers in each corner of the mat
  • Arrange yellow cylinders, green cylinders and then the red cylinders on top of one another
  • Create a spiral
  • Extension Cards from Montessori Services or Pattern Cards from Montessori Printshop
  • Combine with Knobbed Cylinders and have child find the corresponding place for each knobless cylinder within the Blocks




Color Tablets

  • Play fetch with objects in the environment
  • Create artwork with the colors used within the boxes
  • Identify and sort objects that match the color of the tablets from the classroom or better yet from outside
  • Color Wheel
  • Teach color names in other languages
  • Clothespin matching
  • Color grading with paint samples
  • Color print outs to match the tablets
  • Match tablets to fabric
  • Use construction paper to have child cut or pin poke color tablets
  • Make a spiral of colors



Besides the standard Montessori product companies, to purchase these Montessori materials at a reasonable price from Amazon:

Take a look at my Montessori Sensorial Pinterest Board for more ideas and lessons.

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