Sensorial Lesson: Pink Tower

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PINK TOWER

Materials
10 wooden pink cubes that differ in three dimensions (these wooden pink cubes
are graded from one centimeter cubed to ten centimeters cubed)
a floor rug
a small stand for the pink tower

Presentation
1. Please invite your child to work on the pink tower lesson.

2. Unroll a rug on the floor of your home in preparation of presenting the pink tower
lesson.

3. Show your child where the pink tower is located in your home.

4. Starting with the smallest (one centimeter) wooden pink cube, carry it with two
hands to the right side of the rug.

5. Continue with each wooden pink cube using two hands to carry and randomly
placing it on the right side of the rug. NOTE: When the wooden pink cubes get
too heavy for your child to pick up and carry using two hands, demonstrate to
your child how to gently tilt the cube back by using your dominant hand and
sliding your subdominant hand flat under the cube.

6. Say to your child, “We are going to grade the pink tower from largest to
smallest.”

7. Choose the largest wooden pink cube and with two hands slide it over to a spot on
the left side of the rug.

8. Next, choose the next largest wooden pink cube and with two hands place it
vertically from bottom to top and largest to smallest.

9. When all ten wooden pink cubes are graded vertically from bottom to top and
largest to smallest, then recognize the gradation is complete.

10. Slowly and carefully pick up the smallest wooden pink cube with the dominant
hand and move it from the largest (bottom) to the smallest (top).

11. Say to your child, “We have graded the pink tower from largest to smallest.”

12. Starting with the smallest (one centimeter) wooden pink cube, place it on the right
side of the rug in a random order.

13. Continue taking each wooden pink cube down from the built tower and place the
wooden pink cubes randomly on the right side of the rug.

14. Choose the largest wooden pink cube and with two hands pick it up and place it
on the small stand.

15. Next, choose the next largest wooden pink cube and with two hands place it
vertically from bottom to top and largest to smallest.

16. When all ten wooden pink cubes are graded vertically from bottom to top and
largest to smallest, then recognize the gradation is complete.

17. Again, say to your child, “We have graded the pink tower from largest to
smallest.”

Vocabulary:
Small, smaller, smallest, large, larger largest

Purpose: Direct
Visual discrimination of dimensions

Purpose: Indirect
Fine motor skills for holding a pencil using the three finger pincer grip
Order, concentration, coordination and independence
Preparation for mathematics.

Age: 3 to 6