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# Full And Empty Concept For Preschoolers

Young children are introduced to pre-mathematics concepts as it helps the young minds to explore and develop an understanding of the world around them. These concepts are used by us in our everyday life to sort, count, measure and analyse. In fact, children start developing these pre-mathematical skills, without even realising, when they are still little munchkins exploring their environment. Activities like sorting and organising, drawing, playing with building blocks, etc., help children develop pre-mathematical skills.

Keeping this in view, we have covered the full and empty concept for kindergarten children in this article. We have also suggested some fun learning and engaging activities that will help them to grasp the concept of full and empty easily. Let’s start by looking at the meaning of the terms full and empty.

## What Is Full And Empty?

Let’s take a look at the meaning of full and empty below:

### Full

• Full means containing or holding as much or as many as possible.
• In simple words, it means having no empty space.
• In the above image, the boy on the right is holding a basket full of fruits.

### Empty

• Empty means containing nothing
• In simple words, it means not filled or occupied.
• In the above image, the boy on the left is holding an empty basket.

## Examples Of Full And Empty For Children

In order to make this concept easy for children to understand, we have covered some examples of full and empty below. Let’s take a look at them.

### Full Examples

Example 1

Take a look at the image given below.

In this image, all the containers are full.

Example 2

Take a look at the image given below.

In this image, the glass is filled with milk.

Example 3

Take a look at the image given below:

In this image, the bowl is filled with candies.

### Empty Examples

Example 1

Take a look at the image given below.

In this image, all the containers are empty.

Example 2

Take a look at the image given below.

In this image, the glass is empty.

Example 3

In this image, all the containers are empty.

In this image, the bowl is empty.

Interactive activities are excellent ways to help children understand the concept of full and empty in a better way. The full and empty games and activities mentioned below will help kids to identify when to use the word full and when to use the word empty. These activities will also help in enhancing their logical and motor skills. Let’s read!

### 1. Water The Plants

What You Will Need

• Watering can
• Plants
• Water

What to Do

1. Hand the watering can to your child. Tell them it’s empty.
2. Ask them to fill the watering can with water and tell them now it’s full.
3. This way, your kids will learn about the empty and full concept.

### 2. Sensory Bin Game

What You Will Need

• Pop poms of 2 different colours
• 3 empty bowls

What to Do

• Take a bucket and add all the pom poms to it.
• Give the basket to your child and ask them to sort the pom poms according to the colours in separate bowls.
• After they are done sorting, ask them which bowl is empty and which one is full.

### 3. Fill The Empty Jars

What You Will Need

• Clear jars
• Water

What to Do

1. Present your child with two clear jars.
2. Show them that the jars and empty and encourage them to say the word empty.
3. Now ask your child to pour water into one of the jars until it is full.
4. Stop and show your child that the container is now full and encourage them to say the word full.
5. Show them the empty jar and the filled jar and help them understand the difference between empty and full.

Empty and full is an important concept that kids must be aware of. Learning about this concept will prove to be extremely beneficial to your child when they later study this in detail. Teach your little one this concept with the help of the full and empty activities mentioned above, and your little one will learn it in no time. Happy Learning!

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