Manipulative Activities

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  1. Making a Cotton Applicator Activity

    Making a Cotton Applicator Activity - Complete classroom activity set

    This activity isolates just one step of a polishing exercise — making a cotton swab to apply the polish. Twisting tiny pieces of cotton around the ends of the Orange Sticks is a fascinating fine-motor challenge for young children. Learn More
    $5.95
    PL07
    In Stock
  2. Operating a Dropper Activity

    Operating a Dropper Activity - A complete classroom activity set

    Before children tackle more complex activities, they must first master the basics. This preliminary exercise is a chance to perfect an isolated skill. Later, children will use droppers for polishing, color mixing, and transferring. Learn More
    $15.00
    PL08
    In Stock
  3. Opening & Closing Activity

    Opening & Closing Activity - A manipulative activity set

    Eight containers provide a variety of challenges; each has a different closure including a hinge, a zipper, a snap, and more. Rotate the items as you and the children find new and interesting things to “open and close.” Ages 3½ and up. Learn More
    $25.50
    PL09
    In Stock
  4. Using Scissors Activity

    Using Scissors Activity - Learning to cut with scissors activity with templates

    Basic, sequential cutting exercises for the child who is developing and refining scissor skills. The teacher prepares cutting strips with four custom templates. The child snips over the special bowl and collects the pieces for art projects or to take home. Learn More
    $29.00
    PL10
    In Stock
  5. Hex Bolt Board

    Hex Bolt Board

    This is the easiest of the three boards because the driver covers the nut and will not slip. Four hexagonal-headed bolts and a hex nut driver (7"). Designed by a Montessori teacher. Learn More
  6. Slotted Bolt Board

    Slotted Bolt Board

    Four slotted bolts of equal diameter and 3½" stubby screwdriver. Designed by a Montessori teacher to aid the development of eye-hand coordination and teach a practical skill. Learn More
  7. Graded Bolt Board

    Graded Bolt Board

    The bolts are graded in diameter for a more difficult exercise. Five slotted bolts and 3½" stubby screwdriver. Designed by a Montessori teacher to aid the development of eye-hand coordination and teach a practical skill. Learn More
  8. All 3 Boards of Education

    All 3 Boards of Education - Includes Hex, Slotted, and Graded Bolt Boards

    Designed by a Montessori teacher to aid the development of eye-hand coordination and teach a practical skill. Many teachers have told us these boards are the most-used activity in the classroom. Learn More
  9. Rubber Band Pack

    Rubber Band Pack

    250 color-sorted Rubber Bands (50 each of 5 colors). Learn More
    $4.95
    V13
    In Stock
  10. Birch Geo Board

    Birch Geo Board

    16 smooth wooden pegs are evenly spaced about 2" apart on the lacquer-finished birch board. A classic choice for experimenting with geometric shapes, add a rubber band board to your Sensorial activities for another variation on making patterns. Learn More
    $32.50
    V16
    In Stock
  11. Economy Geo Board

    Economy Geo Board

    This 9" square Economy Geo Board has 25 brass nails and a high-contrast work surface. The nail heads help the rubber bands stay put; beveled edge particle board. Includes 250 (50 each or 5 colors) Rubber Bands (V13). Ages 4 and up. Learn More
    $12.95
    V17
    In Stock
  12. Assembling a Flashlight

    Assembling a Flashlight

    Not many children will be able to resist this activity! And there is a wonderful “control of error” here—if the flashlight doesn’t light up, something is amiss. Learn More

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  13. Hand Crank Flashlight

    Hand Crank Flashlight - Battery-Free Rechargeable 3 LED Flashlight

    Cranking for about one minute creates enough electrical current for 30 minutes of use. An absorbing small motor activity. Producing light this way is an hands-on exercise in energy transfer, too. 6½" x 2". Learn More

    Now: $9.25

    Was: $11.50

    V72
    In Stock
  14. Bolt Block

    Bolt Block - Wooden manipulative toy from Guidecraft

    An appealing introduction to manipulating a screwdriver for the youngest children. Any bolt turns smoothly in any hole. Once turning is mastered, children will notice they can match bolts to holes by color. All wood. 6" x 1¾" with 6 bolts and driver. Learn More
    $15.00
    V92
    In Stock
  15. Nuts & Bolts

    Nuts & Bolts

    For use as a combination sorting and manipulative exercise, this set includes three bolts in graded sizes: 3" by 3/8" diameter, 2" by 5/16", and 1" by ¼". Each bolt is fitted with a washer, a hex nut, a lock washer, and a wing nut. Learn More
    $4.95
    Y20
    In Stock
  16. Rubber Band Ball

    Rubber Band Ball

    A great finger-moving activity to develop fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Wrap rubber bands around the starter ball, twist, and keep wrapping until ball is the size wanted. Then bounce, catch, toss, roll... Learn More
    $5.95
    Y400
    In Stock

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