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⚙ 3 years and up

Time and Place

⚙ Any time of day

⚙ Any time of year

⚙ Indoors or outdoors


⚙ A wobbly table (or similar)  

⚙ Objects (e.g., a ruler, a wooden block) or materials (e.g., fabric, plasticine) to place under the wobbly table's legs



⚙ Supervise children at all times 
⚙ Pay close attention to the children's fingers as
they place objects under the table's legs


If a table is wobbly, show the children by rocking the table gently back and forth. Then, ask the children how they might stop the table from wobbling. Let the children suggest and try out solutions.

Questions You May Ask 

⚙ Why is a wobbly table a problem?  

⚙ How can we stabilize the table?

⚙ What can you use to stabilize the table? 

⚙ How can you test to see if the table is still wobbly? 


Play-based Context

The educator noticed that the art table was wobbly and encouraged the children to find the best way to stabilize it. 

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