Liquid Spooning

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Liquid Spooning
Practical Life - Fine Motor Skills
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PrerequisitesDry Spooning
Materials2 bowls
colored water

The purpose of this activity to teach the child how to transfer liquids with a spoon.


  1. Carry the tray to a table.
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  2. Take the spoon and show how to gently dip it in to get a spoonful of water.
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  3. Move the spoon so that is centered over the right bowl. Lower the spoon a bit and tip it to pour the water out. Use the sponge to clean any drips that get on the tray.
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  4. Repeat until all the water that can be reached with the spoon has all been transferred.

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • Different types and sizes of spoons could be used.
  • The water could be dyed different colors or be left clear.


Avoid using a wooden tray with this activity, or any other activity that involves water.