Adrian 4 years Adrian 49 - 53 months DIY Holidays Materials and Toys SENSORIAL ๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ‘‚๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿ‘ƒ Spring Unit Study

๐Ÿ‘ฃFeet ๐ŸฃEgg Transferring ๐ŸŒˆColor Matching ๐Ÿ’ช๐ŸปGross Motor ๐Ÿ“ฝGame

This is a super fun DIY: use recycled eggs (I am sure we all have tones of them after Easter) or use balls and let your kiddo have fun with this color recognition gross motor game.

DSC_0082ย  ย  ย I did not have either black or red egg, so usingย Sharpies, I coloredย them.

DSC_0094Besides exercising those little feet, this is also an awesome color matching activity, and if your child knows all the colors, use this opportunity to learn colors in a different language!

DSC_0060You would call out a color, and the child, using feet only, would transfer that color egg to a differentย container.


We are also using traditional Montessori color tables (see links to posts below), but you can use paint samples from your hardware store for this color matching (see examples below).

DSC_0094Also, use this activity to grade colors!ย 


It is through appropriate work and activities that the character of the child is transformed.ย  Work influences his development in the same way that food revives the vigor of a starving man.ย  We observe that a child occupied with matters that awaken his interest seems to blossom, to expand, evincing undreamed of character traits; his abilities give him great satisfaction, and he smiles with a sweet and joyous smile. ~ Dr. Maria Montessori (San Remo Lectures, p. 28.)

DSC_0094If you have a color chart, offer your child to match the eggs to the chart.ย 


Movement, or physical activity, is thus an essential factor in intellectual growth, which depends upon the impressions received from outside. Through movement, we come in contact with external reality, and it is through these contacts that we eventually acquire even abstract ideas.ย  ~ Maria Montessori.

If you have siblings or a kids’ ๐ŸŽ‰ party, grab โฑa timer and turn this game ๐Ÿ into “ Who can do it fastest!“๐Ÿ†

DIY Color Matchingย + Fine Motor Pegging

This DIY resembles matching Montessori Color Tablets ~ similar toย Color Box 2ย ~ a traditional Sensorial material introduced to toddlers starting at 2 ยฝ years old.

With this activity, besides simply matching color samples from your local hardware store, offer your child to practice fine motor skills by matching coloredย clothespinsย and also graduating pegs in order from smallest to largest orย vice versa. And if you have plain wooden pegs, just color them either with Sharpies (what we used) or use temperaย stick paints which are awesome too!

IMG_1020ย To learn more about Montessori ๐ŸŒˆColor Boxes, read here aย detailed post with presentations on boxes one through three on my blog Montessori Color Box 1, 2 & 3 (Color tablets).

For more DIYs, see here ourย โœ‚๏ธDIY, Crafts & Materials.

For more holidays inspired activities, see here our ๐ŸฃEaster ๐ŸฐInspired Themed Unit Study.

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