This morning Tabitha called me over to show me that she had built the pink tower, which has been sitting gathering dust for weeks.
Next she decided to build a vertical tower with the brown stair.
She was thrilled that the tower was taller than her!
Then she asked to stand on my desk chair so that she could be taller than the tower! She has built it over and over again today, somehow managing to reach all the blocks except the last one, which she asks me to do.
Aaron came up with this extension, but it soon got very tall and very wobbly!
He called this one “the castle”.
As they were obviously interested, it seemed like a good time to show them a couple of extensions I remembered seeing online.
I’m planning to spend this evening printing, cutting and laminating some extension cards to keep on the shelf next to the pink tower and brown stair, to challenge and inspire the children. There are lots of extensions cards and pictures available for free online, so I thought I’d share the best of what I found!
This PDF download from Montessori Works contains 19 photos:
This download from Manualidades Educativas includes 14 pink tower extensions as well as 14 pink tower and brown stair extensions:
This Word download from Lapappadolce includes 17 pictures:
Our Montessori Story has two Picasa albums containing a total of 33 photos:
If you’re willing to pay, Montessori Print Shop sells a bundle of 24 downloadable extension cards for just over £7:
So there you go, lots of ideas for pink and brown fun!