Practical Life Activities

Practical-Life is more than a simple “how to” lesson, it is a meditative activity on the essence of the things around us. Everything is part of G-d, and yet at times we treat our physical objects as hollow and meaningless. During a Practical-Life exercise the object becomes vital, and an everyday chore becomes momentous. We are showing the significance of the mundane, and the G-dliness in everything.

Practical Life Activities

Grace and Courtesy

Sitting on LineIMG_7131

Sitting at a Table

Carrying a Chair

Carrying a Table

Opening and Closing a Door

Rug Rolling

Carrying a Tray

Putting on an Apron

Filling a Pitcher

Walking on the Line

Silence Game

Using an Inside and Outside Voice

ObservingIMG_3273

How to Interrupt

Answering the Telephone

 

Fundamental Skills

Transfer

Sponge Transfer

Dry Pouring

Wet Pouring

Spooning

Stringing

Transfer with Tongs

BastingIMG_7347

Garlic Press with Sponges

Pouring with a Funnel

Opening and Closing

Clothespins

Folding

How to Dial 911

Pencil Sharpening

Nuts and Bolts

Hammering a Nail

Using a PushpinIMG_5982

Cutting with a Scissor

Using a Stapler

Using Tape

 

Care of Self

Dressing Frames

Putting on a Jacket

Hanging a Coat

Hand Washing

Shoe Polishing

Sewing Cards

Sewing a Button

Nose BlowingIMG_5653

How to Cough and Sneeze

Hair Combing

Nail Care

Teeth Brushing

Putting on a Band-aid

Putting on Hand Cream

 

Care of Environment

Sweeping Floor

Dusting

How to Wipe up a Spill

Table Setting

How to Fold a TowelIMG_5623

How to Sort Cutlery

How to Fold Napkins

Wood Polishing

Plant Polishing

Dish Washing

Silver Polishing

Cloth Washing

Ironing

How to Clean a Mirror

How to Wash an Easel

Recycling

Composting

Raking LeavesIMG_3591

How to Plant a Seed

How to Water a Plant

Weeding a Garden

Flower Arranging

 

Food Preparation

How to Peel a Carrot

How to Butter Bread

Pickle Chopping

Orange Juicing

Cracker SpreadingIMG_7349

Cereal and Milk

Nut Cracking

Egg Slicing

Banana Slicing

Cucumber Chopping

 

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