Pink Tower and Brown Stairs extension Cards( FREE PRINTABLE)

 
Pink Tower and Brown Stairs Extension Cards
Pink Tower and Brown Stairs Extensions Cards

Have you used these types of Pink Tower and Brown Stairs extensions with your kids?????

If No then this Post is Only for You !

Today I am posting about Montessori Sensorial Extension Activities. These activities are Perfect for kids 3 to 5 years old. The Sensorial Extension cards for Pink Tower and Brown Stairs by @Montessori Series were the perfect challenge for hardworking, hands-on type of boy.

Below you will find photos of set of extensions (Free Printable) for you to use in your Montessori classroom (and the names we gave them).  Like the Montessori materials themselves, the pictures call to our kids and compel them to build, build, build! We hope you enjoy them!

Click Here to Download Free Printable  Pink Tower and Brown Stairs Extension Cards:

Introduction to Pink Tower and Brown Stairs Extensions:

The Pink Tower is a set of 10 cubes with the largest cube 10cm x 10cm and the smallest base of 1cm, with each cube increasing by a centimeter. The tower is built starting with the largest cube to the smallest.

The Brown Stair set is made up of 10 rectangular prisms measuring 20cm in length, with the largest 10cm on the side diminishing to 1cm to the smallest stair. The stair can be built starting with the thinnest or thickest in the order of gradation.

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 Pink Tower is always our favorite in the school. It’s no wonder! The kids stack the alternating cube and prism until they can no longer reach while maintaining balance on their feet, then use a stool until the pink tower is out a reach.

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The teacher would step in as the kids hand her the cube and prism. It’s always fun to see how tall you can build it and it still balance. At house, we couldn’t finish the tower because our ceiling was too low and, thankfully, it didn’t fall. It’s an exercise in balance, control, and patience.


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My favorites, Brown Stair is a constant attraction in the Montessori classroom. A frequent partner to the Pink Tower, the Broad Stair shares some qualities in common with its upright partner: dimensions in diminishing tenths that support the Base-10 system and the proportions of the base of each prism. But while the Pink Tower teaches children about the relationship of size and weight, the Broad Stair teaches children to distinguish by thickness. Each prism differs in its thickness, such that placing the prisms in sequence creates an orderly staircase.

Pink Tower and Brown Stair Activities Pictures:

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Click Here to Download Free Printable Pink Tower and Brown Stairs Extension Cards:

Once the stair is built, the real fun begins. Children initially develop their visual and tactile discrimination by building the simple staircase (although there's also some good gross motor control in carrying the heaviest prisms back and forth from the shelf to the mat.) After the stair is mastered, children may discover that they can align the thinnest prism in the space created between the height of each of the other stairs. Or they may grade the stair from the extremes or from the midpoint. Or they may play distance games with the superlative, positive and comparative language describing the prisms. Or they may discover some of the extensions that exist when they combine the stair and tower. There are plenty of ways to build a tower, but only these materials together do so in a way that also reinforces the Base Ten number system and expands on the child's understanding of the relationships of dimension.

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