Sensorial Activities Extensions and Free Printables

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Sensorial extensions are very helpful as they encourage children to continue using Montessori resources in a creative and engaging way. Using extensions children can put into practice their ability to grade and discriminate materials by width, length, and size. From my experience, children master the Pink Tower, the Brown Stairs, the Red Rods, and the Knobless cylinders very shortly after the initial demonstration.


Sensorial extensions provide multiple opportunities to revisit these materials over and over again. Children create interesting patterns, stretch their imagination and usually work in a small group of peers which is a wonderful way to practice sharing and collaboration.

Montessori Services offers Sensorial Cards. These cards provide an extension to activities using the Brown Stair, Pink Tower, Knobbed, or Knobless Cylinders. By matching the parts of the apparatus to corresponding base cards, children refine visual discrimination of size. By comparing solids and planes, the child’s perceptions become more abstract. Montessori Services have a wonderful series of Sensorial materials that I decided to include here. I think they can be a useful addition to the Sensorial area in the classroom. 

You will find a helpful introduction to early years sensory education through these videos.

Montessori 101 Sensorial Training by Sunshine Teachers Training
New Series! Montessori-inspired Sensorial works for 3-6 year olds by Mumma Diaries Amu
Montessori SENSORIAL ACTIVITY for 2 year olds DIY | How we Montessori at home by Hazie and Motherhood

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  About Anastasia. Anastasia is a former Early Childhood Teacher and the founder of Montessori Nature, a blog about Montessori - inspired and Nature-based explorations. She taught in a Montessori setting for 10 years and has been practicing the Montessori way of learning and living for the last 20 years. She loves designing engaging educational printables for children. Browse Anastasia's educational resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.

7 thoughts on “Sensorial Activities Extensions and Free Printables”

  1. I love all the resources here, Anastasia! Thanks so much for linking to my post. I featured your post as Free Printables of the Day at the Living Montessori Now Facebook page and on Pinterest. 🙂

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