Pouring

Last night after having dinner at my parent’s house, Carter started playing with some glass marbles and paper cups.  He played for quite some time pouring and transferring the marbles between the cups.  I saw this as a great opportunity to use his interest as an introduction into these 2 Practical Life activities: pouring with rice and pouring with water.  I had originally planned to do these activities on separate days, but he was loving pouring rice so much that I moved on to water and then added the three cups.

Pouring Rice

Carter is 3 years, 2 months old.

You will need:

2 plastic pitchers or measuring cups with a handle and spout
Several cups
Rice, dried beans
Water, Colored with a few drops of food coloring
Rag, for cleaning spills
Tray

Procedure:

1.               Put the pitchers on the tray with the spouts facing each other and the handles facing out. Fill the pitcher on the right 1/3 full with beans (once mastered, then rice).

2.               Pick up the pitcher on the right, supporting it with your left hand (reverse if your child is left-handed).

3.               Center the spout above the other pitcher. Pour the beans into the pitcher on the left. Invite your child to try.

Pouring with Water

1.               Put the pitchers on the tray with the spouts facing each other and the handles facing out. Fill the pitcher on the right 1/3 full with colored water.

2.               Pick up the pitcher on the right, supporting it with your left hand (reverse if your child is left-handed).

3.               Center the spout above one cup at a time, filling ½ full and then moving to another cup. Pour the water back into the pitcher and invite your child to try.

Conclusion: I think Carter could have poured the water all day.  As it was, he worked for about 30 minutes on these two tasks. For the water, I started it going from pitcher to pitcher then moved to cups.  My child has yet to pick a dominate hand.  He poured using both hands depending on what side he was coming from.  This is going to lead well into transferring tomorrow.

See it in action:

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