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1-Snowman theme transferring activities and fine motor activity for homeschool


  • Cotton balls;
  • Tongs;
  • Glass bottle( for snowman);

A simple transferring activity to practice fine motor skills by adding cotton balls to the snowman both my 19 month old and my almost 3 years old were able to use the tongs and loved this activity,they spent over 30 minutes dumping it out and filling it back up again.

snowman transfer activity

snowman transfer fine motor activity

winter theme snowman transfer

2-Green Lentils Spoon Transferring

Homeschool fine motor activity and spoon transfer activity with sweet turtle ,montesssori practice life activities for toddlers


  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Green lentils
  • Metal spoon
  • Glue and scissors

Benefits of this activity:

  • Fine motor skills
  • Coordination
  • Concentration
  • Craft and art activity

We take our green lentils and start our work.This event will develop both sense and fine motor skills.Turtles will also soon know.Transfer activities are very important in the Montessori educational philosophy.

  • First of all, we are drawing a picture of a turtle in a picture book.
  • Then the turtle will be painted in green color
  • Cut small circles from the toilet paper and paste them on the picture.
  • Now we can transfer.

montessori transfer activity

montessori transfer activity for kids

3-Transfer Grass with Strainer

Homeschool montessori transfer activity with using strainer from in the water activity


  • Container
  • Water
  • Strainer
  • Grass

I set up a quick and simple water activity. I filled a shallow container with water, I throw grass in the water and handed my daughter a strainer.It was a nice fine motor skill.

montessori transferring activities


montessori transferring activity


montessori transferring activities for kids


4-Ice Blue Fish Transfer Activity


  • Tray
  • Tong
  • Sponge
  • Ice blue fish
  • Two bowls

My toddler really enjoyed doing this practical life activity especially since the ice were icy blue fish that she had to transfer to the other bowl.

fish transfer activity for toddlers

5-Chestnuts Transfer Activity


  • Different kind of spoons(plastic-metal…)
  • Chestnuts
  • Two bowls

This work can be done by kids aged about 14 months I guess.
Of course there are kids who are younger as well as older who like to play with it,its not easy to tell an exact range of age at these things.
This is a simple sorting activity where the child tries out different kinds of spoons to sort the chestnuts from one bowl to the other.

Chestnuts Transfer Activity

6-Snowflake Transfer Activity with Tong

Homeschool montessori snowflake transferring activities with tong or tweezer


  • Tong
  • Small a container
  • Paper snowflake or sticker snowflake
  • Pipette(for water transfer)

snowflake transfer


We did this transfer activity with my daughter and she had a lot of fun.

1-Firstly,I made small snowflake .

2-I filled a coarse colored water.

3-Then we started transferring.

4-Then we transferred water a pipette

snowflake transfer activity

snowflake transfer activities

snowflake transfer fine motor

snowflake transfer fine motor activity

snowflake transfer toddlers activity

7-Cotton Ball Transfer Activity

Homeschool transferring activities with cotton balls


  • Cotton balls
  • Plastic or wooden bowls
  • Plastic tong

This morning,I tried some table work with my three year old.I demonstrated transferring cotton balls from the bowl into a jug using tongs.
This afternoon,she told me she had something to show me and this is what I was presented with.She then showed me exactly what to do,removing one cup at a time,forming a line,placed a cotton ball in each cup,then moved each cotton ball back to the bowl,and restacked the cups.
I know these are not %100 Montessori materials since they are plastic,but we are making a gradual transition and working with what we have.It is going great so far and I can’t wait to practice more and have everything switched over to beautiful natural materials.

cotton ball transfer activity

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