Bow Tying Frame

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Bow Tying Frame
Practical Life - Dressing
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Age3 - 5
PrerequisitesBead Stringing
Lacing Cards
Button Frame
Tying Knots
Materialsbow tying frame

In this activity the child learns how to tie bows.


  1. Take the dressing frame to a mat or table.
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  2. Untie each bow by first pulling on the string ends, then sliding a finger under the over-hand knot and pulling up.
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  3. next step
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Points of Interest

  • Colors of laces
  • Seeing bows disappear
  • Loops

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions


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Where to Buy

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

Prices and links last checked: 27 June 2020

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Adena $11.94
Affordable Montessori $15.00
Alison's $15.75
Alison's $23.75
Bruins $39.00
E & O $29.00
IFIT $11.00
Kid Advance $11.99
Lord Co. $19.25
Materials Co. of Boston $33.00
Montessori Concepts $15.00
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Nienhuis $40.50
Thinkamajigs $15.95

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