Wednesday 5 October 2011


Montessori Activity: Transferring Marbles with Tweezers/Overførsel med Pincet/使用镊子[shǐ yòng niè zi]

Age: From 2.5 years old

Activity Duration: 5-15 minutes


1. To train the child’s fine motor skills.
2. To teach focus and concentration skills.


1. 2 bowls (preferably of equal size and colour)
2. Approx. 10 marbles (keep it simple, not too many)
3. 1 pair of tweezers
4. 1 Tray


1. Demonstrate to your child by picking the marble slowly one at a time with the tweezers.

2. Encourage and let your child try it.

Special Warning:

1. Supervise closely with marbles and don’t start with a toddler who is still mouthing. Remove and store away immediately after activity.


Marbles: 7 DKK (1.70 SGD)

Additional Information:

J tried this today 5 October 2011 (2Y7M0D) and he could do it, although with some struggles. But he got tired towards the end, and cheated by transferring the marbles with his hands.

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