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Abacus: colours and shapes 1

Introduction Session

Here you can download the teaching guide for this extra activity to do with the toy and print activities related to the game. You can also download the digital game and use it whenever and wherever you want.

Learning Objective

Linking geometric figures.

Digital Game

Choose the piece which matches the geometric figure on screen (shape and colour) and if it is correct, it will be automatically placed in the abacus. There are 15 pieces to be placed.

  • Numbers, Math & Logic
  • Visual & Spatial Perception

How to play

Hand out the Abacolor Maxi Miniland game, select the triangular prism, circle and cube to familiarise with these geometric figures. Search for differences and likeness between the figures (colours, shape ...) (Free play and/or conversation).


Print one of the two sheets and colour the figures according to the colours we want to work with. Select the proposed Abacolor pieces and place them in the Abacolor using the coloured sheet as reference. We work the basic space notions such as up, down, on the side, colour names...