Mystery bag


Mystery Bag is a fun activity in the Sensorial area in the Montessori classroom.

This activity is really easy to set up in the classroom and at home.

It can be used to help children learn the names of colors, sort based on colors , understand size/texture of materials, name of materials,improve their memory and basically learn to follow simple instructions.

Materials required: Different colored gift bags/ cloth bags or ziploc bags.

We are going to encourage the children to go on a treasure hunt and play the “I Spy” game to find objects around the house.

For example, We give them a ‘red’ gift bag and say Let’s find things that are ‘red’ around the house. You can always make a few rooms available for them to hunt based on the age of the child.

Once they find different objects of that color, you can give them another colored gift bag & ask them to do the same.

You can continue this activity and do as many colors as possible,as long as the child is engaged and interested.

If gift bags are not available at home, give them a ziploc bag and place a specific color sticker on it or write name of color to do this activity.

As an extension, children can put the things in the bag, wear a ‘blindfold’ and feel materials based on size/texture and name what that object is without seeing. This is a great way for them to refine their senses.

Check out montessorireflections_geetha on Instagram for pictures and videos for this activity.

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Geetha Nagarajan

My name is Geetha. I was introduced to Montessori as a parent and then choose it to be my career. I have over 13 years of experience in a Montessori primary classroom. I have a Masters Degree in Plant Sciences from India and a Masters in Educational Leadership from UNT (Denton, TX) and my Montessori Early childhood certification from American Montessori Society (AMS).

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