Safety Pin Frame

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Safety Pin Frame
Practical Life - Dressing
Safety Pin Frame 18.JPG
Level Primary
Age 5
Prerequisites Button Frame
Handling Sharp Objects
Materials safety pin frame

In this activity the child learns how to use safety pins.

Presentation[edit]

  1. Take the Safety Pin Frame to a mat or table.
    Safety Pin Frame 1.JPG
  2. Pinch the clasp of the pin between the thumb and index finger of the left hand.
    Safety Pin Frame 2.JPG
  3. Pinch the wire part of the pin with the right hand and press with the thumb until the pin comes free of the clasp.
    Gently release the pin to the side of the clasp to allow the safety pin to open.
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  4. Hold the fabric in place with the left hand while sliding the pin out with the right hand.
    Safety Pin Frame 6.JPG
  5. Close the safety pin by pinching the clasp part with the left hand and pinching the pin into place with the right.
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  6. Set the pin above the frame.
    Safety Pin Frame 11.JPG
  7. Remove the other pins in the same way and set them above the frame.
    Safety Pin Frame 12.JPG
  8. Open the fabric flaps.
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  9. Close the fabric flaps.
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  10. Open one of the pins.
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  11. Grasp the two layers of fabric with the left hand.
    Safety Pin Frame 16.JPG
  12. Insert the point of the pin into the top of the fabric. Check to make sure that it has gone through both layers.
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  13. Tilt the pin so it is pointing up. Press until it has emerged back through the top of the fabric.
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  14. Close the pin.
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  15. Pin the other flaps in the same way.
    Safety Pin Frame 1.JPG

Points of Interest[edit]

  • learning to use a sharp object safely

Control of Error[edit]

  • If the pins are not put in correctly, the flaps will fall open.

Variations and Extensions[edit]

Material[edit]

Make Your Own[edit]

Where to Buy[edit]

(For sets of dressing frames and stands see Dressing Frames.)

Absorbent Montessori $12.00
Adena $3.19
Affordable Montessori $12.00
Albanesi $50.00
Alison's $25.00
Bruin's $35.00
ETC Montessori $35.00
IFIT $11.00
Juliana $44.10
Kid Advance $11.99
Lord Co. $42.50
Material Co. of Boston $33.00
Mindset $12.73
Mindset $35.47
Montessori Concepts $9.00
Montessori Outlet $14.95
Nienhuis $39.40

Further Reading[edit]