This solid acacia wood Mortar and Pestle is perfect for grinding herbs and spices. It presents a Practical Life skill while promoting motor strength and coordination and evoking the Sensorial benefits of being surrounded by the scents of the herbs!
The pestle (grinding stick) measures approximately 10cm in length. The diameter at the thicker end is approximately 4cm.
The mortar (bowl) is approximately 8cm in diameter and 15cm in height.
If your child does not already have access to a mortar and pestle it is time to get one now! Such a useful tool for developing a child's gross motor and fine motor coordination, as well as encouraging concentration and attention to detail. The mortar and pestle set can be used as an isolated activity or can be utilised in real cooking experiences to help your child feel empowered and involved!
The mortar and pestle activity can be easily adjusted for a wide range of purposes and skill-levels. A young child can begin by learning to crush small quantities of soft substances (such as 'popping' Rice Bubbles) before moving on to crushing harder items (such as turning salt crystals into powder) and then eventually grasping the motion of grinding (such as grinding mint into paste or turning wheat grain into 'flour').