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Transferring Ideas

  • Grasping dried pasta by hand and transferring between 2 bowls on a tray.  
  • Montessori Practical Life Transferring Spooning cotton balls between 2 bowls on a tray. Vary the spoon and use large beads etc.
  •  Spooning dried beans between 2 bowls on a tray. Vary the spoon and the beans.
  • Spooning dried beans between 2 bowls on a tray.
  • Montessori Practical Life Transferring Spooning popcorn between 2 bowls on a tray. Vary the spoon and the beans.
  • Spooning rice or lentils between 2 bowls on a tray.
  • Transferring water with a sponge between 2 bowls (or a double bowl) with a small sponge for drips, on a tray.
  • Montessori Practical Life Transferring Transferring water with a mini sponge using the 3-fingered grip
  • Transferring liquid with a mini ladle between 2 bowls, with a small sponge for drips, on a tray.
  • Transferring liquid with a turkey baster between 2 bowls, with a small sponge for drips, on a tray.
  • Transferring liquid with a pipette between 2 shot glasses, with a small sponge for drips, on a tray.
  • Transferring coloured water with a pipette on to an upturned soap mat, with a small sponge for drips, on a tray.
  • Transferring liquid with a syringe between 2 shooter glasses, on a tray.
  • Montessori Practical Life Transferring Transferring mini sponge pieces with tongs between 2 bowls on a tray. Soft items are easier to pick up.
  • Transferring pasta shells with tongs between 2 bowls on a tray.
  • Transferring large coloured beads with tongs between a large bowl and sorting by colour
  • Transferring cotton wool balls with meatball tongs between 2 bowls on a tray.
  • Transferring Hama® beads from a small bowl to a Hama board using tweezers, on a trayHama beads are wonderfully fiddly and therefore perfect for using with tweezers. The child can make random patterns or make a picture. These also have the added benefit that the image can be made permanent if ironed.
  • Montessori Practical Life Transferring Using training chopsticks to transfer cornpuffs in a transferring dish.
  • Using Chopsticks (or training chopsticks) to transfer HappyMais® between a box and a bowl on a tray.
  • Pegging clothes pegs onto the edge of a box or basket on a tray.
  • Pegging mini clothes pegs onto the edge of a tray/ onto a line strung across a tray.
  • Using Tea Tongs (or any tongs) to transfer beads out of a bowl of water.
  • Using a garlic press to squeeze water from mini sponges.
  • Montessori Practical Life Sorting Sorting pegs with tweezers into different sections.
  • Montessori Practical Life Sorting Use the tongs to pick up the beads and sort into the sections by size/colour/shape/type
  •  Using training chopsticks to transfer HappyMais® between a bowl and a sorting dish.
  • Sort cutlery into a tray
  • Montessori Practical Life Transferring Using a simple pump to transfer water from a carafe to a bowl

 

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We take no responsibility for the safety of these suggestions - please always assess the risks of activities you present to children.

 

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