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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Rubber Band Pack

    Rubber Band Pack

    250 color-sorted Rubber Bands (50 each of 5 colors). Learn More
    $4.95
    V13
    In Stock
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
    $11.50
    V72
    In Stock
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. "Woodie" Man

    "Woodie" Man - A wooden manipulative toy

    Finger-moving fun with no parts to lose! Smooth, slotted wood blocks move and twist on a thick, sturdy elastic band, and they won’t come off! Uncoated hardwood; wood tones vary. 8" tall x 4" x 1". Learn More

    Now: $10.25

    Was: $12.95

    V70
    In Stock
  13. 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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