Tuesday 3 April 2012


Montessori Activity: Sharpening Pencil

Age: From 3 years old

Activity Duration: 5 - 15 minutes


1. To train fine motor skills.
2. To train life skills.

1. 1 pencil
2. 1 pencil sharpener
3. 1 dustbin or plastic bag
4. 1 tray


1. Demonstrate by sharpening the pencil over the dustbin
2. Encourage your child to try.


1. Once your child has become better and better at it, give him a whole box of color pencils to practice.

Additional Information:

J (3Y0M28D) tried this today 3 April 2012 and he could do it reasonably well with supervision. This is an activity that Joshua requested himself.


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