Hand Scooping

From Montessori Album
Hand Scooping
Practical Life - Fine Motor Skills
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LevelPre-Primary
Primary
Age1.5+
Prerequisitesnone
Materialslarge bowl
dry beans or round pebbles
rug
mirror (optional)

This activity teaches the child to scoop and sort items with their hand.

Presentation

This activity stays in one place rather than being carried to a table or mat.

  1. step one
  2. step two, etc

Points of Interest

Control of Error

  • If any beans fall onto the mat, the child will know that he has to be more careful with the activity.

Variations and Extensions

Small objects could be mixed in for the child to find. Provide a small bowl in which to place the found objects.
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