Tuesday, 29 March 2011

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Montessori Activity: Heavy & Light Sensory Box


Age: From 1.5 year old

Activity Duration: 5 minutes

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Objective(s):

1. To stimulate and develop the 5 senses.
2. To introduce the opposite concept of heavy and light.

Materials:

1. 1 transparent storage box approx. 40 x 30 x 16cm
2. 5-10 feathers
3. 1 bag of pebbles

Directions:

1. Mix them in the box.

2. Let your child hold the contrasting weight and feel of the pebbles and feathers without saying anything.

3. Then describe the feeling, the touch and the name of the sensation to your child, for example, stones are heavy and feathers are light.

4. Point to your child the picture in the flash card and the words of heavy and light.

Cost:

Total cost: 35 DKK (8.40 SGD)
Feathers: 20 DKK (4.80 SGD) including other materials in a hobby set jar
Bag of pebbles: 9 DKK (2.15 SGD) from IKEA
Storage box: 100 DKK (24 SGD) for 3 in Jysk
Chinese flash cards from Singapore Popular Bookstore in Bras Basah

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