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. 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
  13. "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
  14. 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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