Metal Insets

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Metal Insets
Language - Writing
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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

  • 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 last checked: 4 July 2020

Metal Insets (set of 10 with 2 stands)
Absorbent Montessori $76.00
Adena $76.92
Affordable Montessori $99.00
Alison's $128.00
Alison's $78.75
Bruins $179.00
E & O $124.00
Hello Wood $95.00 (no stands, acrylic)
IFIT $85.00
IFIT $35.00
Kid Advance $56.99 (no stands)
Lord Company $79.00
Lord Company $49.00 (no stands)
Material Co. of Boston $95.00
Montessori Concepts $88.00
Montessori Concepts $73.00 (no stands)
Montessori N' Such $24.99 (plastic)(no stands)
Montessori Outlet $56.95 (no stands)
Nienhuis $122.50 (no stands)
Thinkamajigs $89.95

Tracing Tray
Absorbent Montessori $20.00
Adena $15.92
Affordable Montessori $24.00
Affordable Montessori $15.00 (single wide)
Alison's $27.00
Alison's $21.00
Bruins $50.00
Bruins $30.00 (single section)
E & O $27.00
Hello Wood $39.00
IFIT $16.00
IFIT $10.00 (single section)
Kid Advance $16.99
Lord Co. $9.50 (single section)
Montessori Concepts $17.00
Montessori N' Such $18.95
Montessori Outlet $16.95
Thinkamajigs $22.95

Pencil Holder for Tray
Absorbent Montessori $2.00
Adena $1.19
Affordable Montessori $5.00
Alison's $1.43
Bruins $3.00
E & O $3.00
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
Absorbent Montessori $6.00
Adena $8.93
Affordable Montessori $13.00
Alison's $12.00
Alison's $15.30
Alison's $8.97
Bruin's $15.00
E & O $19.00
Hello Wood $22.00
IFIT $11.00
Kid Advance $9.99
Material Co. of Boston $15.00
Montessori Concepts $10.00
Montessori N' Such $18.50 (for 2)
Montessori Outlet $9.95
Nienhuis $17.90
Thinkamajigs $11.95

Metal Inset Paper
Bruins $11.00 (750 sheets)
E & O $5.00 (300 sheets)
IFIT $3.99 (300 sheets)
Montessori Concepts $6.00 (300 sheets)
Montessori Outlet $5.95 (300 sheets)
Montessori Services $7.50 (500 sheets)
Montessori Services $42.75 (3,000 sheets)
Nienhuis $32.50 (3,000 sheets)
Thinkamajigs $14.95 (300 sheets)

Colored Pencil Holders (set of 11)
Absorbent Montessori $22.00
Adena $32.92
Affordable Montessori $35.00
Alison's $50.00 (natural wood)
Alison's $95.00
Alison's $24.00
Alison's $35.00 (natural wood)
Bruin's $69.00
E & O $56.00
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
Absorbent Montessori $88.00
Adena $87.92
Affordable Montessori $119.00
Alison's $99.75
Alison's $175.75
Bruins $275.00
E & O $169.00
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
Hello Wood $33.00 (1 stand)
Kid Advance $27.99 (2 stands)
Material Co. of Boston $49.00
Montessori Concepts $30.00 (2 stands)
Montessori Outlet $29.95 (2 stands)
Nienhuis $57.70

Small Shelves for Insets
Hello Wood $39.00 (space maker)

Tray for Pencil Holders
Bruins $45.00

Complete Inset Set
Lord Co. $412.50

Further Reading