Nov 242015

Montessori Lesson

Montessori Pouring beans Lesson Presentation


2 ½ to 3 years


Two identical jugs, beans, tray and mat.


Pouring beans from the right hand jug into the left hand jug then from left jug into right jug.


Concentration, eye–hand co-ordination, patience, hand control, eye convergence.


  1. Invite the child to begin Work Cycle.
  2. The child places the tray on the mat in front of the adult.
  3. The adult pushes the tray to the top edge of the mat.
  4. Remove the jugs one by one from the tray to the mat with the dominant hand in fluid movements ensuring the full jug is on the right.
  5. Grasp the handle of the jug with the index and middle fingers of the right hand.  The right thumb is placed on top of the handle.
  6. Stabilise the underside of the jug with index and middle fingers of the left hand.
  7. Gently tilt and pour.
  8. Replace on mat.
  9. Repeat for other hand.
  10. Replace jugs one by one on the tray ensuring full jug is on the right.
  11. Place tray on centre of mat.
  12. Invite the child to have a turn.
  13. End the work cycle.


Noise of spilling of beans.


  • Use of smaller grains i.e. as rice.
  • Pouring into smaller jugs, containers.
  • Picking up (with fingers) spilt beans/rice.


Different types of beans, rice.


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