A common sensorial activity in Montessori education for 3-6 year olds is to learn how to grade colors by shade from lightest to darkest. To help my kids work on this skill in the context of the upcoming Easter holiday, I created an Easter egg color grading activity. In this activity, kids place five Easter eggs in order from lightest to darkest. (Free Easter printable at the end of the post!)
Note: This and other Easter ideas can be found on my Easter activities for kids page.
For this activity I decided to use the purple Easter eggs, since I knew XGirl would like that color. I gave her all five purple eggs and asked her to put them in order from lightest to darkest.
XGirl actually struggles with this a bit. If I give her just two or three items, she can easily tell me which is lightest and which is darkest. But when I give her all five at once, she gets a bit confused and has trouble ordering them. Nonetheless, with some support, she was able to do the task. But it is something we will need to continue working on.
I gave this task to QBoy as well, mainly because he wanted to do the same activity as his sister. He had no trouble at all with this Easter egg color grading activity, easily putting the eggs in order from lightest to darkest.
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More Easter resources
More Easter posts from Gift of Curiosity:
- Easter Printables Pack
- Easter sensory bin
- Easter egg memory game
- Easter egg sound matching game
- Easter Bingo
- Easter do-a-dot printables
- Easter coloring pages
- Easter I Spy game