Dry Scooping

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Dry Scooping
Practical Life - Fine Motor Skills
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Level Primary
Age 3
Materials 2 bowls
dry rice or beans
small scoop

The purpose of this activity is to teach the child how to use a scoop.


  1. Take the material to a table. Be sure to set up with the full bowl on the left.
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  2. Take a scoop from the full bowl.
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  3. Move the scoop carefully over until it is over the center of the other bowl. Pour the scoop out.
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  4. Repeat until all of the beans have been transferred to the other bowl.

Points of Interest

Carrying the grain across

Control of Error

  • If the scoop is not moved carefully enough, some beans will fall onto the tray.

Variations and Extensions