Wednesday, July 22, 2009

slotted spooning

The child uses a slotted spoon
to separate tiny ants (plastic!)
from a bowl of rice...



How satisfying!

(AND good fine motor control & problem solving practice)

Whoa, Nelly! Has she gone back to work?! Fakeout! Tee hee...
No, I was going through some pictures, and I found these from the end of the school year. This activity is sort of a twist on transferring with a spoon - and it was a huge hit with the children. I think I got this idea from The Wonder Years, but that would have been many moons ago.

I'm totally inspired to set up some variations of this activity for next school year!

3 comments:

  1. We have those ants...what a fun idea. I think I may throw it together for tomorrow. Josh will get a kick out of it for sure!

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  2. Never would have thought of this! Now, if I can just find the right-sized ants and spoon slots...

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  3. Very cool! Now I need to find some fake ants - have lots of live ones though.

    Thanks!

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