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
    $28.00
    PL09
    Order Now! Due in Stock 7/3/2015
  4. Using Scissors Activity

    Using Scissors Activity - Learning to cut 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
    $27.50
    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. 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
    $32.95
    V16
    In Stock
  10. 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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  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Shape Sorting Box

    Shape Sorting Box

    Thump! Hearing the wooden blocks hit bottom is so satisfying to toddlers! Quite young children can match the simple blocks to their cutout shapes in the sliding wooden lid. 8 blocks, 2 of each shape. Learn More
    $13.95
    Y09
    In Stock
  15. Roman Arch Puzzle

    Roman Arch Puzzle - Wood building blocks from Haba

    Children love to master this feat of engineering! The set of 114 smooth, hardwood blocks includes support pieces for use during the building process. 14 different shapes, ranging from 1" square to 5¾" long. Learn More
    $49.95
    V543
    Order Now! Due in Stock 7/20/2015
  16. Pop Beads

    Pop Beads - 300 snap-together plastic beads

    Snap them together—pop them apart! Pop beads are a classic manipulative toy, and these are our favorites. Children can practice making designs and patterns out of the 300 shaped and regular beads in assorted colors. ½” plastic beads. Learn More
    $12.95
    V544
    In Stock

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