Sunday, March 1

Using Measuring Spoons With Wax Paper

Before using this activity the child should be successful with pouring water into a single measuring spoon. (This lesson can be found in an earlier post)

This lesson allows the child to practice pouring into different sized measuring spoons and to see the different amounts from each spoon. I used a teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon, and 1/4 teaspoon.

The child places the towel on the table and a square of wax paper over it. The child pours while holding the spoon over the bowl. When the measuring spoon is full, it is slowly and carefully emptied onto the wax paper.

The wax paper allows the water to maintain a form so that the child sees the amount. Each measuring spoon is used.


The child uses the sponge to clean up the water by gently pressing on each puddle and wiping. The wax paper is thrown away.

My daughter really enjoyed this lesson. She practiced so much that her wax paper was covered with the water bubbles. It was very interesting to see the water taking form on the paper.

3 comments:

Beth said...

what a great but simple lesson! I am hosting a childrens swap if your interested :)

Maile said...

I love this! My daughter enjoyed seeing water bead up on a water-repellant tablecloth, and I hadn't thought of using wax paper to get the same effect.

Koko's mama said...

Neat! I think I could do this soon!