I have been wanting to use a mortar and pestle in our Montessori room for awhile now, but I hadn't gotten around to finding one. This past weekend I saw this ceramic set at Walmart.
For this activity, the child should have successfully had lessons with using a funnel and washing a dish.
Name the pieces of the mortar and pestle. Count out four peppercorns using the paper.
Place them in the mortar.
Use the pestle to break up the peppercorns into a fine powder.
Use the funnel to place them in the container. Wash the funnel, mortar and pestle.