Transfering water with a sponge

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  1. Two identical bowls, one half filled with water.
  2. Sponge.
  3. 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 use the sponge.
  2. Start transferring from left to right.
  3. Directress shows the child how to soak up the water from the left bowl.
  4. Place the sponge into the bowl, squeeze and slowly let go the sponge to soak up the water.
  5. Then, take the sponge and hold it over the right-hand bowl, gently squeeze the sponge to let the water drip back into the bowl.
  6. If any water is spilled, the sponge is used to mop it.
  7. Repeat step two till water is completely transferred to the right bowl.
  8. When completed, transfer the water back to the left bowl.

Control Of Error

Spillage - visual. The sponge is used to mop up spills.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to use the sponge.

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.
  • To build their muscles for pencil grip.