Montessori Monday–Transferring Water With a Sponge

Transferring Water with a SpongeAs we were discussing the states of matter, using water as an example, this week, I thought it would be fun for Dora to do some transferring with water. She really has done a lot of pouring activities recently, however, and I was trying to come up with something new. That was when I remembered I had seen posts about people using sponges for water transferring practice (sorry I don’t have a particular post I can link to). Thus far, our experiments with sponges hadn’t been too successful. She tended to just stick the sponge in the water and not understand how or when to squeeze the sponge. This week, however, she mastered the activity. She spent about 1/2 hour just transferring water from a tub to a bowl, using sponges. Then she decided to use the sponges to wash various things, such as our porch, our car, etc. We’re actually not allowed to wash our cars in our driveways here, due to water pollution run off killing the endangered salmon, but Dora wasn’t getting the car wet enough to create run off. She was very proud of how “shiny” she made the car though!

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Labels: Montessori
Posted by Maureen Sklaroff