Transferring glue with a paste applicator

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  1. A piece of paper.
  2. Small colored papers cut into various shapes.
  3. A bottle of gum with the paste applicator.
  4. A wet towel.


This is an individual presentation.


  1. Directress takes a piece of paper, writes down the child's name and date on the piece of paper, reading aloud what she is writing.
  2. Directress introduces the gum, ' This is a gum tub' and 'This is the gum stick'.
  3. Directress takes the gum stick, shows the child how much glue to take and then apply it on the piece of shaped paper.
  4. Smoothen the gum on the back of the shaped paper until is covered with gum.
  5. Then paste the shaped paper onto the piece of paper.
  6. Smoothen it.
  7. Allow the child to try.
  8. When the exercise is completed, let the piece of work dry in the drying area.
  9. Show the child how to clean the gum stick by wiping it with the wet towel, close the gum tub and place the applicator in its place.
  10. When exercise is completed, Directress shows the child how to take and place the materials back to the shelf.
  11. Explain to the child that he needs to return the materials back to its place so that others can work on it.
  12. He may work on the materials anytime he wishes to, on his own.
  13. Remind the child to write their name of their piece of work and if they need help, they may come to you.
  14. Finally, remind them to wash their hands in the bathroom.

Control Of Error

Visual. Directress guided.

Points Of Interest

  1. Always remind the children to write their name and date on the piece of paper they are working on. They may ask the Directress or older children to help.
  2. Have the shaped papers prepared ready on the tray all the time.


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to use the paste applicator.

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.