This activity explores how children develop a mature understanding of who owns what.


Presentation Type: Experiment

Age group(s): Children (2 to 5-year-olds)

Time: 7-10 min

Scientific Topic(s): Psychology; Developmental Science

Supplies in Library Kit:

  • 4 puppets (1 man, 1 woman, 1 boy, 1 girl)
  • Toy horse, toy car, doll scarf
  • 4 plastic cups (to keep dolls upright)
  • Ownership Instructions

Additional Resources:


This kit comes from the Living Laboratory and was developed at the Museum of Science, Boston. Click here to learn more about the Living Laboratory!

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Posted on

April 22, 2019

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