Transferring corn with a spoon

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  1. Two identical bowls.
  2. Corn.
  3. A spoon.


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  a spoon.
  2. Directress shows the child how to hold the handle of the spoon by grasping the handle between the thumb and index finger.
  3. Start by transferring from left to right.
  4. Scoop the corn with the spoon. (May tilt to easy scooping at end).
  5. Transfer it to the other bowl till corn is finished.
  6. Repeat the exercise by transferring the corn back to the original bowl.

Control Of Error

Spillage - visual and audible.

Points Of Interest


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to use the spoon.

Indirect aims:

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


  1. Have different sizes of material to be transferred to cater for children's capability, e.g. from bigger sizes to smaller ones, kidney beans, Soya beans, barley, rice, etc.
  2. Have different sizes and types of  bowls and spoons.