Using a Baster

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Using a Baster
Practical Life - Fine Motor Skills
Baster Transfer 1.JPG
Level Primary
Age 3
Prerequisites Grasping Transfer
Using a Sponge
Materials small baster
1 or 2 bowls of water

In these lessons the child learns how to use a baster. These exercises help prepare the child for the Eyedropper Transfer.


Baster Squeezing[edit]

In this activity the child practices using a baster with one bowl of water.

  1. Step One
  2. Step Two, etc

Baster Transfer[edit]

In this activity the child uses the baster to transfer water from one small bowl to another.

  1. Step One
    Baster Transfer 1.JPG
  2. Step Two
    Baster Transfer 2.JPG
  3. Step three
    Baster Transfer 3.JPG

Points of Interest[edit]

Control of Error[edit]

Variations and Extensions[edit]


Try to find a small baster for this work.

Where to Buy[edit]

Montessori Services $2.25 (7")
Kitchen Dance $1.77 (7")