Pouring rice (from one identical jug to another)

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  1. Two identical small jugs.
  2. Rice.
  3. A tray.


This is 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 index finger.
  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 spout 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 rice into the other jug slowly.
  8. Repeat the exercise by pouring the rice back.

Control Of Error

Spillage - visual and audible.

Points Of Interest

If the rice is 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.