Friday, July 27, 2012

Color Matching and Sorting

As part of my efforts in providing varied options for the pre-readers and writers in my classroom, I've been making lots of materials as seen HERE and HERE.  Recently, during one of my many internet searches, I came across an amazing (and inspiring) resource - The Helpful Garden graciously shares beautiful classroom materials which would enhance any Montessori learning environment.  I urge you to check it out - you will not be disappointed!

Thanks to The Helpful Garden, I have made a new set of materials for Color Matching and Sorting.  This set includes color mats with matching pictures for eleven colors (each color has one mat with nine pictures and nine separate cards for matching/sorting).  I especially admire the photo-quality of the pictures and think this aspect of the materials will be a major point of interest for the children.

Color Matching cards and mat.
I plan to have a few different colors out at a time allowing for students to choose between matching the cards to the mat with one color or being able to sort and match between more colors.  I look forward to the conversations which will inevitably transpire with use of this material!


  1. Thank you so much, Sasha, for sharing this information with us, other Montessori bloggers. I already prepared those awesome color matching cards and just sorted out two of the 11 colors... Can't wait to see the children working with them! ;-)


  2. I'm so glad they are useful to you, Moni. The Helpful Garden is a wonderful site - enjoy! :)