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Color Box 1

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Material

A box containing six tablets made of lightweight wood, a pair of each primary color: red, yellow, blue.

Presentation

  1. Invite the child to the lesson. Ask the child to watch. 
  2. Take out the tablets one at a time by using a pincer grip on the edge of the tablet. Place all the tablets on the table and randomize them. 
  3. Put the lid back on the box and place the box in the top left corner. 
  4. Pick up one tablet and place it in the middle of the table. 
  5. Find its corresponding tablet based on color, pick it up and place it right next to the other tablet. 
  6. Once one set is complete, pick up another tablet and place it directly below the left tablet which already has a match, so that the tablets are touching.  
  7. Find its corresponding tablet based on color, pick it up and place it right next to the other tablet so it is touching it as well as the tablet above it. 
  8. Repeat this process for the last set. 
  9. Randomize the tablets for the child and let him perform the exercise. 
  10. To clean up, place the tablets back in the box one at a time, side by side to their corresponding color. 

Exercises

Same as presentation.

Language

Basic names of colors, red, yellow, blue.

Control of Error

Lies within child’s ability to discriminate color.

Direct Purpose

Visual discrimination, and to offer the key which opens the door of color.

Indirect Purpose

Refinement of voluntary movement, preparation for the mathematical mind, muscular memory of length.

Age

3 – 3 ½

Notes

Showing foundation of color theory with basic primary colors. Watch for color blindness which impacts only 0.4% of girls but 7% of boys.  

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