Pairing activity

This video lesson is designed for 3-6-year-old children. It guides us through various sensorial materials used to perform various pairing activities and the story behind Dr. Maria Montessori’s Materials.

The Montessori Sensorial materials are scientific, elegant, universal, and beautiful. These tools are designed to rouse a child’s interest in learning and build the child’s overall development.

Watch the video to understand the purpose of sensory pairing activities, which senses are developed with these activities, and the story behind Dr. Montessori’s Materials.


Benefits of Sensorial Learning

  • Improve concentration
  • Train visual memory
  • Enhance short term memory
  • Build attention to minute details
  • Improve the ability to find similarities and differences in objects
  • Help to classify objects that are grouped by similar traits
  • Improves vocabulary
  • Acquires cognitive growth and motor skills
  • Promotes critical thinking and problem-solving


A list of few sensorial materials used for different kinds of pairing activities:

  1. Identical pairing activities
    1. Color tablets
    2. Noise boxes
    3. Baric tablets
    4. Gustatory tablets
    5. Olfactory bottles
    6. Thermic bottles
    7. Thermic slabs
  2. Complimentary pairing
    1. Pairing cylinders
  3. Partial Pairing
    1. Geometric solids paired with 2D shapes


These sensorial pairing activities in the Montessori environment are purposeful, developmental, and scientific. These activities boost the child’s five senses, enabling them to learn better.

Invite the child to pair up among themselves to perform pairing activities mentioned at the end of the video and enhance their visual memory and concentration.

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Primary | Sensorial | Pairing Activities (English)

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  • English
  • primary
  • sensorial