Montessori Monday – Easter Egg Rainbow Practical Life and Sensorial Activity

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Easter Egg RainbowI had fun putting together a practical life and sensorial activity for Easter. It also includes a rainbow theme. I’m calling it an Easter egg rainbow.

This activity could work especially well even before St. Patrick’s Day when Easter is in March or early April.

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Easter Egg Rainbow Activity

This activity was very easy to prepare once I had the materials. I used an inexpensive glass chicken and decorative eggs from Michaels craft store, 6 colors of plastic egg halves to hold the sorted eggs, a strawberry huller from Montessori Services, a medium-size tray from Montessori Services, and free printable color box 3 from Montessori Album. I used a small hemmed work rug from Montessori Services for the layout.

I used 5 of each color (from 1 package) of decorative eggs, so this could be used as a counting activity, too. Using the strawberry huller to transfer the eggs from the chicken to each of the plastic egg halves is a great practical life activity for concentration and fine-motor coordination.

The color sorting or grading activity can easily be adapted according to the age and skill level of the child or children using the activity. In the photo, I cut the color box 3 printable into strips and laid them on the rug from darkest to lightest as an introduction to color grading for young preschoolers. Older preschoolers, kindergarteners, and even first graders could enjoy grading the cut-apart color tablets from darkest to lightest below the plastic egg halves.

Easter Egg Rainbow Tray

Easter Egg Rainbow Tray

I placed the egg halves and color-grading strips from left to right according to rainbow colors to create the rainbow effect.

Easter Egg Rainbow Layout

Easter Egg Rainbow Layout

If you’re looking for St. Patrick’s Day activities, you can find lots of Montessori-inspired activities here: Homeschool St. Patrick’s Day, Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Activities, Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Activities (2012), Montessori-Inspired St. Patrick’s Day Math Activities at PreK + K Sharing, 40+ St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Tubs

You’ll find more rainbow activities here: Montessori-Inspired Rainbow Activities, Montessori Color Mixing Activities – Rainbows of Color

You’ll find more Easter activities here: Montessori-Based Lenten Activities, Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities, Montessori-Inspired Easter Activities (2012), Free Spring Printables and Montessori-Inspired Spring Math Activities, Free Easter Egg Printables and Montessori-Inspired Easter Egg Activities

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post. If you’re wondering what’s considered “Montessori inspired” and what to link up (or not link up), check out my “What Is Montessori Inspired?” post. Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post).

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