Friday, 3 February 2012

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Montessori Activity: Pasta-Based "Food" Sensory Box



Age: From 1.5 year old

Activity Duration: 5 minutes

Preparation Time: 3 minutes

Materials:

1. Some letter magnets that match the beginning letter of the food
2. Some plastic fruits, vegetables and meat
3. 4 - 5 packets of dried pasta of 500g each
4. 1 Transparent tub
5. 1 spade
6. Some containers or pots, preferably same colour as each of the fruit such as red, green, yellow and orange.

Directions:

1. Mix them all together and let for your child to scoop, dig and play.

2. Sort the food according to colour into the pots.
3. Show your child how to match the letter with the fruit, e.g. w is for water-melon.

4. Ask your child what is w for? Answer: w is for watermelon. Put the watermelon and letter "w" together.

Additional Information:

I prepared this sensory tub for the nursery lesson plan this Sunday and let J play with it. J usually isn't so keen on sensory tub, but it seems that now that he is close to 3 years old, he is more interested in playing with sensory tubs. He played with it for the first time on 31.12.2012 and he played with it for one of the longest periods. This evening, he played with it again, preferring to scoop the pasta than anything else. He also sorted the fruit and vegetables according to colors.






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