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  • Broom.
  • Dustpan and brush


This can be carried out as a group presentation.


  1. Directress introduces the broom to the children and explains that the broom is meant for sweeping the floor.
  2. Directress introduces the brush and dustpan and explain that they are meant for sweeping dirt of the tabletop.
  3. First, the Directress demonstrates how to use the broom.
  4. She draws a circle on the floor and place scraps of paper in the circle.
  5. Directress shows how to sweep from outer to inner till the scraps of paper are piled up in a heap in the center of the circle.
  6. Then the Directress shows how to scoop the scraps into the dustpan.
  7. Place scraps of paper on the table. place the dustpan against the edge of the table and use the brush to sweep the scraps of paper off the table into the dustpan.
  8. Allow the children to take turns trying it.
  9. When exercise is completed, Directress shows the children where to place the broom, dustpan and brush.
  10. Explain to the children that they could always make use of them, whenever necessary.

Control Of Error

Visual - A circle drawn on the floor.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach a child how to use the broom, dustpan and brush.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's eye hand coordination.
  • To develop the child's fine motor control.
  • To develop the child's concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To develop the child's self-esteem.