Thermic Bottles

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Thermic Bottles
Sensorial - Sense of Temperature
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Age3 - 5
PrerequisitesRough and Smooth Boards
Materialsset of thermic bottles

This activity helps the child develop their sense of temperature.


  1. Carry the material to a mat or table. Set the lid to the right or the box.
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  2. Remove one of the bottles by lifting it by its wire handle.
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  3. Hold the bottle in one hand to get a sense of the temperature.
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  4. Select another thermic bottle from the box and hold it in the other hand to compare the two. If the second one does not match, set it on the lid to the side of the box.
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  5. When a match is found, set the two side-by-side in the upper left corner of the workspace. Return the bottles on the lid to the box.
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  6. Repeat this process until all of the bottles have been matched.
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  7. Return the bottles to the box in mixed-up order so the work will be ready for the next student.

Points of Interest

Control of Error


Variations and Extensions


Make Your Own

Where to Buy

Prices and links checked: 23 January 2022

Thermic Bottles
Store Price
Affordable Montessori $79.00
Kid Advance $43.99
Montessori Outlet $66.95
Nienhuis $216.30

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