If you’re a teacher who’s already familiar with the Montessori sensorial materials, you may be looking for ways to engage your students further. Here are a few variations and extensions for the knobbed cylinders and color table that can help keep students interested and challenged. Enjoy!
There’s no question that Montessori sensorial materials offer a wealth of activities for students to explore. But, as with any exercise, sometimes it’s fun to mix things up a bit!
This post will look at some fun variations and extensions for knobbed cylinders and the color table. So get ready to add some new twists to your sensory learning activities!
Sensorial Variations & Extensions
Knobless Cylinders Extensions
- Construct Towers in each corner of the mat
- Arrange yellow cylinders, green cylinders, and then 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 the child find the corresponding place for each knobless cylinder within the Blocks
Color Tablet Extensions
- 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 printouts to match the tablets
- Match tablets to fabric
- Use construction paper to have the child cut or pin poke colored tablets
- Make a spiral of colors
Besides the standard Montessori product companies, to purchase these Montessori materials at a reasonable price from Amazon:
Look at my Montessori Sensorial Pinterest Board for more ideas and lessons.