Experiments

Big and Small

Big and Small
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arjun Submitted by: arjun

Children will understand concepts of big and small.

Time
15 minutes
Ages
12 - 60 months
Group size
0 - 8 tots
Rating

Supplies

  • 1 Large Cooking Spoon
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Large cup
  • 1 Small cup

Steps

  1. Place both spoons on the table.
  2. Guide the child to pick up the big spoon (cooking spoon).
  3. Show the child "big" using widely spread arms. Tell them this is big. Tell them the cooking spoon is big.
  4. Now ask the child to pick up the small spoon (teaspoon).
  5. Show the child "small" using narrowly spread arms. Tell them this is small. Tell them the teaspoon is small.
  6. Repeat this activity with the cups. Ask the child to pick up the big cup first then the small cup.
Associated Activity
Add other household objects (i.e. boxes, plates, food containers, etc) to sort into big and small.

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