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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.
And here is a sneak peak at the Easter printable you can download to use with your own children:
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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
For more Easter activities and printables your kids will love, see my Easter Activities for Kids page and my Easter Pinterest board.
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Having read this post I realized I havent yet attempted an actuvity like this one with color shades (or hues). I know my LO has stated at times “light green” & “dark” etc but, we havent really sat down togdther doing this type of learning activity. I appreciate your bringing this to my attention & am excited to give it a try ;D !!! Thanks again for providing the printable as well! Until next time
We all learn something new every day, don’t we? 🙂 Glad you can use the printable with your LO!
This is a neat idea!
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