Is your toddler learning about colors like my son? These free printable Montessori 3-part color cards are translated in English, Chinese, and Korean! I hope they can help families whether you’re homeschooling, distance learning, or need to supplement in-school learning!
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What are Montessori 3-part cards?
Although I didn’t use Montessori 3-part cards with my first child, I’m glad that my second child is able to learn with them!
The 3 parts include:
- Picture (photo or realistic drawing)
- Label (the picture’s name)
- Control card with picture and label together
Because most children like to match, and a control is provided, Montessori 3-part cards encourage observation and self-checking while reviewing the information.
What you need for Montessori 3-part color cards activity
- Free printables in SC, TC, Korean, and English in the Printables Library for Subscribers (check the colors section)
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- Color printer (this printer and this printer have high reviews)
- White cardstock paper (similar here)
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Optional: Laminator and laminating pouches (consider for durability)
Color vocabulary in Chinese, Korean, and English
Below are the colors included in these Montessori 3-part cards in English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Hanyu Pinyin, and Korean!
- Colors / 颜色 / 顏色 (Yánsè) / 색깔
- Red = 红色 / 紅色 (Hóngsè) / 빨간색
- Orange = 橙色 (Chéngsè) / 주황색
- Yellow = 黄色 / 黃色 (Huángsè) / 노란색
- Green = 绿色 / 綠色 (Lǜsè) / 초록색
- Blue = 蓝色 / 藍色 (Lán sè) / 파란색
- Purple = 紫色 (紫色) / 보라색
- Pink = 粉红色 / 粉紅色 (Fěnhóng sè) / 분홍색
- Brown = 棕色 (Zōngsè) / 갈색
- Black = 黑色 (Hēisè) / 검은색
How to use Montessori 3-part cards to teach color
Observation / speaking
If your child is learning how to say and pronounce color words, walk around the house with the picture cards, and see what you can find an match!
When concepts are taught in the context of real, 3-dimensional experiences, it’s easier to understand and remember the lesson!
You can also compare light versus dark colors.
When your child is ready to learn how to read, you can show them how to match the words in addition to the pictures!
Start out with 2-4 sets of Montessori color cards and see if your child can match the sets. Then offer more cards!
Organizing and displaying Montessori 3-part cards – printable folder
To make the activity attractive and accessible for my preschooler, the 3-part cards are organized in a tray.
You can download the 3-part cards template in the link below and use it with other Montessori 3-part cards from our website!
We used sturdy colored cardstock paper so that my son would know which folder contains the color 3-part cards!
Have you used these Montessori color 3-part cards?
If you try this activity, please let us know in the comments below!
We’d love to hear about your learning experience! Please share what language(s) your child(ren) are learning!
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