Today I’m moving away from water transfer for all those who can’t stand the mess or have little ones who are just not ready for that yet! This is the second Montessori style tray activity for toddlers that I ever introduced, to follow on from the mega marbles transfer. Both require less fine motor control and can be completed successfully by young toddlers. Easy to set up and adapt to the materials you have on hand, you can get this one together in minutes. A great highchair or table activity, it works well for keeping little ones occupied while homeschooling and can easily be carried to the Montessori mats traditionally used to delineate each child’s work-space.
- The child uses the scoop provided to transfer the large wooden beads from one bucket to the other and back again.
- Practical life: dry transfer
- Fine motor development
- Control of ladle or scoop
- Transferring dry materials
EQUIPMENT & MATERIALS:
- Ladle (scoop, icecream scoop, measuring spoon, large spoon, pasta spoon or any other utensil that fits one bead at a time into it. Choose a short-handled utensil for ease of manipulation.)
- Large beads or alternative material to transfer
- 2 containers (metal containers make a pleasing sound as the beads drop in.)
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