Cracking Nuts

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Cracking Nuts
Practical Life - Food Preparation
Level Primary
Age 3 - 4
Materials nut cracker
bowl for nut pieces
bowl for pieces of shell

In this activity the child learns how to crack nuts.


Note: This activity should, of course, not be used if there is a child in the classroom with a nut allergy.

  1. step one
  2. step two, etc

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • It might be fun to use a tin soldier style nutcracker for the month of December. (Play the music from the ballet, too.)