Wet pouring

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  • Two identical small jugs.
  • Water.
  • A tray.
  • A sponge.


This is an individual preparation.


  1. Directress shows the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table and shows the child how to pour.
  2. Directress shows the child how to hold the handle of the jug by grasping the handle between the thumb and index finger.
  3. Start by pouring from left to right.
  4. Tilt the jug.
  5. Support the jug by placing the index and middle fingers of the other hand just below the spout of the jug.
  6. Make sure that the tip of the spout is not touching the other jug, which is placed on the tray.
  7. Pour the water into the other jug slowly.
  8. Take the opportunity to introduce the sponge by dabbing the spout with the sponge to dry up dripping water or if there is spillage, dry it by using the sponge.
  9. Repeat the exercise by pouring the water back.

Control Of Error

Spillage - visual. The sponge is used to wipe.

Points Of Interest

If water is spilled on the tray, Directress shows the child how to dry it up by dabbing the water with the sponge.


Direct aims:

  • To teach the child how to pour.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child 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.