Kid friendly pitchers are great for this activity.
Pouring Activity- Wet Before beginning this activity, you will want to add food coloring to the water in the pitcher. This will make judging the level of water easier. Also, cups will be marked with a fill line using either a permanent marker or tape. Carry the tray carefully to the work area. Indicate the cups and fill lines to the child and invite them to join in the activity. Demonstrate pouring the water from the pitcher into the cups. Slowly raise the pitcher in the dominant hand with the subdominant hand supporting the pitcher under the spout. Carefully pour into each of the cups until water is level with the fill line. Pour the water from the cups back into the pitcher. Indicate any drops that have spilled and wipe them with a sponge. Allow the child to pour the water into the cups while giving verbal cues. Assist the child if they struggle with holding up the pitcher. Repeat steps. When complete, pour water into drain and return materials to the tray. Place tray back on shelf. The goal of this activity is to help the child develop coordination and independence. They will learn spacial relationships, size, and volume constancy. This activity prepares children for math (measuring), writing (muscle control), and reading (eye movement).
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