Pouring water through a funnel

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  1. A jug.
  2. A slim neck container.
  3. A funnel.
  4. A sponge.
  5. A tray.


This is an individual presentation.


  1. Directress shows the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table, introduces the funnel.
  2. She shows the child how to pour using the funnel.
  3. Directress places the funnel into the slim neck container.
  4. Directress shows the child how to hold the handle of the jug by graping the handle between the thumb and index finger.
  5. Tilt the jug.
  6. Support the jug by placing the index and middle fingers of the other hand just below the spout of the jug.
  7. Make sure that the tip of the spout is not touching the funnel.
  8. Pour the water into the container through the funnel slowly.
  9. When finished pouring, place the jug down on the tray.
  10. Take the funnel out from the slim neck container and dab the slim neck on the funnel with the sponge to dry it.
  11. Then, pour the water from the slim neck container back into the jug.
  12. When Directress has finished demonstrating, allow the child to try it.

Control Of Error

Spillage - visual.
If water is spilled, Directress shows the child how to dry it up using the sponge.

Points Of Interest


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.


  • Use food coloring to color the water to make it attractive.
  • May use different shapes and sizes of slim neck containers to increase the difficulty of pouring.