Dry Pouring

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  1. Two identical small jugs.
  2. Large beans.
  3. A tray.


An individual presentation.


  1. Directress shows the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table and shows the child how to pour.
  2. Directress shows the child how to hold the handle of the jug by grasping the handle between the thumb and the rest of the fingers.
  3. Start by pouring from left to right.
  4. Tilt the jug.
  5. Support the jug by placing the index and middle fingers of the other hand just below the support of the jug.
  6. Make sure that the tip of the spout is not touching the other jug, which is placed on the tray.
  7. Pour the beans into the other jug slowly.
  8. Repeat the exercise by pouring the beans back.

Control Of Error

Spillage- visual and audible.

Points Of Interest

If beans are spilled on the tray, Directress shows the child how to pick them up and return them to the jug.


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to pour.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's eye-hand coordination.
  • To develop the child's fine motor skills.
  • To develop the child concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To satisfy the child's need for order.