Montessori color chart to learn colors - Large format

This large box of chromatic tablets inspired by the Montessori method is to be used from 4 years old to develop visual color discrimination, the refinement of chromatic perception and fine motor skills of your child. It is entirely made of wood.

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Montessori method

This color box is one of the tools used within the framework of Montessori pedagogy. This large box contains 63 tablets of shades of color.

The Montessori method was created by Maria Montessori, an Italian doctor and educator in 1907. Today it is used in more than 22,000 establishments in the world. The particularity of the Montessori method is to highlight the personal development of the child and to encourage his autonomy through educational toys based on the senses and perception.

Color box: Learning colors in kindergarten

The color box contains 9 colors available in 7 shades of colors, from the lightest to the darkest. These color tablets will help your child to awaken him to learning colors but also to distinguish shades of colors. This set will allow the learning of artistic notions.

One of the objectives of this set is to work in gradation. Indeed, the child will gradually learn the importance of self-correction in order to gain autonomy and ultimately learn language.

The shelves are identical so as not to present distractions to the child (different shapes, sizes or materials). Because of this, the child will only focus on distinguishing between different shades of colors.

Montessori color chart

Montessori mathematics: Representation of quantities

This Montessori toy also allows you to develop the basics of the representation of quantities.

Learn colors in kindergarten

Fine motor skills

This color box will develop your child's motor skills because he will have to make the connection between the movement and flexibility of his fingers with coordination with his eyes , which will develop his sense of touch and his ability to observe.

Montessori material: How to use the color box

The different ways to use the color box are:

  1. Name the colors: The child names the color lying on the tablet.
  2. Identify colors by shade: "Is this that you can show the lightest green? "
  3. Identify by name: The adult shows a tablet and the child names the color on the tablet, specifying whether the shade of the tablet is dark or light.
  4. Make a connection with everyday life: The child names everyday objects of the same color as the color he comes from 'learn (color of clothes, objects, etc).
  5. Combine color mixes : Knowing how to associate the 2 (or 3) necessary colors in order to form another color. Example: Orange = Yellow + Red.
  6. Introduce and introductions of colors with its 7 shades: If the child has visual discrimination difficulties do not present only three shelves: the darkest, the lightest and the intermediate.
    Example of presentation without language: Always start with blue. Take out the shelves one at a time, starting at one end and grabbing them by the edges. Show them to the child and ask him what they are (if he knows the language of colors). Then place them on the table from top to bottom until you get a gradation. You can repeat this process for all colors.
  7. Classify the colors: When the child has mastered the medium box he can classify the colors by tone of the lightest darker and vice versa.
    Variant: Once all the colors have been presented to the child, mix the tablets of two colors and the child will have to reconstruct the gradations of each color. Repeat the exercise with three colors etc.
    Once all the tablets are integrated, we can get some sunshine.
  8. The sun: Choose a color, make the gradation by placing it on the edge in a circle. Repeat for the nine colors until a sun forms. Gradations are done either in one direction or the other.
  9. Learning superlatives and comparatives: By analyzing the nuances of the tablets, the child will be able to introduce into his vocabulary " darker ”,“ lighter ”,“ just darker ”or even“ just lighter ”.
  10. Pairing and relationship with the environment: The adult can take a tablet and ask the child to find the same color around him.

Montessori material: Go further ...

It is possible to add color tablets with the small box of 6 chromatic tablets representing the primary colors as well as the medium box set of 22 chromatic tablets representing the primary and secondary colors.

Learn colors in small section


This toy can be taken anywhere with you thanks to its pocket size.

Dimension of a tablet: 7.5 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm

This toy is inspired by the Montessori method thanks to its playful and fun side.


Data sheet

26 x 26 x 5 cm / Tablette : 7,5 cm x 4 cm x 1 cm
1,2 kg

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