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Practical Life Activity - Wet / Dry Pouring from Jug to 2 Equal Containers

This set of one of the practical life activities includes:

  • 1 Glass jug
  • 2  Equal Glass containers
  • 1 Plastic tray
  1. Show the child how to carry the materials on a tray to the table and shows the child how to pour.
  2. Demonstrate how to hold the handle of the jug by grasping the handle between the thumb and the index finger.
  3. Tilt the jug.
  4. Support the jug by placing the index and middle fingers of the other hand just below the spout of the jug.
  5. Make sure that the tip of the spout is not touching the cup placed on the tray.
  6. Pour about half of the water into the first cup and then the remainder into the other second cup.
  7. Then poured back the water from the cups back into the large jug, starting from the first cup that was poured into first.
  8. When educator/parent has finished demonstrating, allow the child to try it.


Direct aims:

  • To refine the child's skill of pouring.
  • To teach the child to estimate quantity.

Indirect aims:

  • To develop the child's eye-hand coordination.
  • To develop the child's fine motor skills.
  • To develop the child concentration.
  • To develop the child's independence.
  • To satisfy the child's need for order.


  • Use food coloring to color the water to make it attractive.
  • May use different shapes and sizes of containers to replace the small jugs to increase the difficulty of estimating.
  • This set can be also used for Dry pouring activity from jug to 2 equals cups. 




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