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Activity:

To sue the language of capacity 

How to do it:

Help your child to get a basin or a large bowl and some see through cups/containers or bottles.

Look at the vocabulary on the slide 

Write full, empty, Half full, half empty, nearly empty and nearly full onto separate pieces of paper

Ask your child to fill up a cup or container to match the words, for example full, place the label next to the container. 

Repeat for all of the words. 

Say one of the words and ask your child to show you using a container. 

 

If you find it tricky: 

Use the cups and water and use the words full and empty. 

When your child understands and can show you full and empty. Ask them to show you nearly empty and nearly full. Demonstrate what you mean as you show them using the containers. 

 

Challenge: 

Ensure your child understands this vocabulary.

Odd one out. 

Then get 3 containers, fill 2 with the same amount of liquid and one different. 

For example, empty, nearly empty and nearly empty. 

Ask your child to tell you the odd one out, which one is different and why.

Repeat with different questions.

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