Friday 11 March 2011


Montessori Activity: Transferring with Dropper/Overførsel med Pipette/使用滴管[shǐ yòng dī guǎn]

Age: From 2 years old

Activity Duration: 5-15 minutes

Preparation Time: 3 minutes


1. To train the child’s fine motor skills
2. To teach colour


1. 1 dropper
2. 2 bowls (preferably identical)
3. Water in one bowl (preferably coloured)
5. 1 basin (optional)


1. Demonstrate to your toddler by using the dropper to transfer the water from one bowl to another slowly and repeat.

2. Encourage and let your child try it.

3. Then demonstrate to your child by wiping the tray dry using the towel.

4. Encourage your child to try wiping.


1. Talk about the colour as you teach.

2. Vary the colour the next time you carry out this activity.

3. When your child is older, and use two bowls with 2 base colours and use the dropper to mix the colour into a third bowl.


Total Cost: 42 DKK (9.90 SGD)
Dropper: 20 DKK (4.75 SGD) from the pharmacy in Lyngby
Basin: 22 DKK

Additional Information:

We let J (24M6D) try this activity this evening. Basically it was a hit and run. If he got it right, it was by coincidence, but he enjoyed the game very much, and was very motivated.

8 November 2019 (3Y5M22D): We did this activity for the first time. She was enjoying it very much and she could do it well, albeit with much concentration and it took effort. Thus, it was the right level for her. We didn't use any basin. I felt that she won't fill it. It went fine. In general, she has been enjoying all the Montessori practical life activities I set up for her. So that was very nice.

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