Metal Insets

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Metal Insets
Language - Writing
Metal Insets 1-6.JPG
LevelPrimary
Age3.5 +
PrerequisitesKnobbed Cylinders
Geometric Cabinet
MaterialsMetal Insets
colored pencils
pencil holder
5½" square paper
tray

This activity helps the child gain proficiency in using a pencil. This helps prepare the child for writing.

Presentations

Presentation 1

  1. Select and place on the tray a piece of paper, a metal inset, and three colored pencils (use a pencil holder if one is not built into the tray). Carry the tray to a table.
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Presentation 2

  1. Select and place on the tray a piece of paper, 2 metal insets, and two colored pencils (use a pencil holder if one is not built into the tray). Carry the tray to a table.
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Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • More complex patterns can be made with more shapes:
    Metal Insets patterns 1.jpg Metal Insets pattern 2.jpg
  • The child could use the basic shapes created by tracing the metal insets for creative drawing (e.g. ellipses or ovals could be faces).

Material

Paper for the insets should measure 14cm x 14cm (about 5 1/2 inches)

Where to Buy

Prices and links checked: 05 August 2020

Metal Insets (set of 10 with 2 stands)
Store Price
Absorbent Montessori $76.00
Adena $76.92
Affordable Montessori $99.00
Alison's $128.00
Alison's $78.75
Bruins $179.00
E & O $111.60
Hello Wood
no stands, acrylic
$95.00
IFIT $85.00
IFIT $35.00
Kid Advance
no stands
$56.99
Lord Company $79.00
Lord Company
no stands
$49.00
Material Co. of Boston $95.00
Montessori Concepts $88.00
Montessori Concepts
no stands
$73.00
Montessori N' Such
plastic, no stands
$24.99
Montessori Outlet
no stands
$56.95
Nienhuis
no stands
$122.50
Thinkamajigs $89.95
Tracing Tray
Store Price
Absorbent Montessori $20.00
Adena $15.92
Affordable Montessori $24.00
Affordable Montessori
single wide
$15.00
Alison's $27.00
Alison's $21.00
Bruins $50.00
Bruins
single section
$30.00
E & O $24.30
Hello Wood $39.00
IFIT $16.00
IFIT
single section
$10.00
Kid Advance $16.99
Lord Co.
single section
$9.50
Montessori Concepts $17.00
Montessori N' Such $18.95
Montessori Outlet $16.95
Thinkamajigs $22.95
Pencil Holder for Tray
Store Price
Absorbent Montessori $2.00
Adena $2.92
Affordable Montessori $4.00
Alison's $2.25
Bruins $3.00
E & O $2.70
Hello Wood $7.00
IFIT $3.50
Kid Advance $3.99
Material Co. of Boston $1.50
Montessori Concepts $4.00
Montessori Outlet $2.95
Montessori Services $7.50
Nienhuis $3.20
Thinkamajigs $4.95
Box for Inset Paper
Store Price
Absorbent Montessori $6.00
Adena $8.93
Affordable Montessori $13.00
Alison's $12.00
Alison's $15.30
Alison's $8.97
Bruins $15.00
E & O $17.10
Hello Wood $22.00
IFIT $11.00
Kid Advance $9.99
Material Co. of Boston $15.00
Montessori Concepts $10.00
Montessori N' Such
for 2
$18.50
Montessori Outlet $9.95
Nienhuis $17.90
Thinkamajigs $11.95
Albanesi $25.00
Metal Inset Paper
Store Price
Bruins
750 sheets
$11.00
E & O
300 sheets
$4.50
IFIT
300 sheets
$3.99
Montessori Concepts
300 sheets
$6.00
Montessori Outlet
300 sheets
$5.95
Montessori Services
500 sheets
$7.50
Montessori Services
3,000 sheets
$42.75
Nienhuis
3,000 sheets
$32.50
Thinkamajigs
300 sheets
$14.95
Colored Pencil Holders (set of 11)
Store Price
Absorbent Montessori $22.00
Adena $32.92
Affordable Montessori
$35.00
Alison's
natural wood
$50.00
Alison's $95.00
Alison's $26.00
Alison's
natural wood
$35.00
Bruins $69.00
E & O $50.40
IFIT $33.00
IFIT $35.00
Kid Advance $32.99
Material Co. of Boston $60.00
Montessori Concepts $40.00
Montessori Outlet $47.95
Montessori Services $89.95
Nienhuis $75.50
Thinkamajigs $39.95
Shelves for Insets
Store Price
Absorbent Montessori $88.00
Adena $87.92
Affordable Montessori $119.00
Alison's $99.75
Alison's $175.75
Bruins $275.00
E & O $152.10
Hello Wood $198.00
IFIT $125.00
Kid Advance $99.99
Lord Co. $196.90
Montessori Concepts $110.00
Montessori Outlet $95.95
Nienhuis $288.50
Stands for Insets
Store Price
Hello Wood
1 stand
$33.00
Kid Advance
2 stands
$27.99
Material Co. of Boston $49.00
Montessori Concepts
2 stands
$30.00
Montessori Outlet
2 stands
$29.95
Nienhuis $57.70
Small Shelves for Insets
Store Price
Hello Wood
space maker
$39.00
Tray for Pencil Holders
Store Price
Bruins $45.00
Complete Inset Set
Store Price
Lord Co. $412.50

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