Color box III

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Box divided into nine sections containing seven shades of nine different colors: blue, red, yellow, orange, green, purple, pink, brown, gray.


This is an individual exercise, which may be done on a neutral colored mat on the table. (Note: Work cycle to be observed).


  1. The Directress first shows the child how to carry the box of color tablets in front of the child. Directress shows how to take the color tablets out from the box by holding them at the edge with 3 fingers: the thumb on one edge and the 2nd. and 3rd. finger on the other edge.
  2. Directress takes one color group at a time and replaces the lid.
  3. The Directress starts grading the tablets from darkest to the lightest shades.
  4. The Directress may grade another set of color group and then invite the child to grade the rest.
  5. Directress may use the Three Period Lesson  to introduce the terminology, "dark, darker, darkest, light, lighter, lightest".
  6. The child then grades the tablets. The child may then grade any of the other nine colors, one at a time, until he has completed the box. The child may then use two, three, four,...up to nine colors together.

Control Of Error

The visual sense.

Points Of Interest

Game 1:
Using Color Box 2, place one of the pair of each color tablets on a table at one end of the room and the other matching tablets on a table at the other end of the room. With a group of children shoe one child a color tablet and ask him to go to the other table and fetch the matching tablet. The child has to remember the color.

Game 2:
Using Color Box 3, place all the tablets out on a table and ask each child in turn from a group of children to go and fetch all the colors of one shade. This is quite difficult as the oranges and pinks can be confusing.

If child can not seem to grade the colors, then do the presentation again or assist the child in grading by selecting the next tablet to be place and then allowing the child to place the tablet in place.


  • Refine the child's visual perception of color.
  • Extend the child's vocabulary.


Making a color wheel. This is an exercise that can be done by one individual child or by two or three children together. It is done on a mat on the floor.

All sixty-three color tablets are taken out of the box and scattered randomly, The darkest of each of the nine colors are placed in a circle, the remaining tablets are then graded in order of shade outwards from the circle, until a color wheel is formed.