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

Material

Where to Buy

Metal Insets (set of 10 with 2 stands)
1montessori $58.00 (acrylic, 1 stand)
Absorbent Montessori $69.00
Adena $64.13
Affordable Montessori $79.00
Affordable Montessori $199.00 ("premium")
Albanesi $132.00 (no stands)
Alison's $120.00
Alison's $63.00
Bruin's $158.00
Cabdev $210.00
Caliber $58.99
E & O $220.00
ETC Montessori $158.00
Grandpas $89.00
Hello Wood $84.00 (no stands, acrylic)
IFIT $68.00
Juliana $120.40 (no stands)(yellow)
Juliana $120.40 (no stands)(pink)
Jump Start $43.95 (no stands)
Kid Advance $45.99 (no stands)
Material Company of Boston $110.00 (no stands)
Montessori Concepts $59.00
Montessori Land $99.00
Montessori N' Such $86.00 (no stands)
Montessori N' Such $24.00 (plastic)(no stands)
Montessori Outlet $52.95 (no stands)
Nienhuis $118.90 (no stands)
Thinkamajigs $89.95

Stands for Insets
Albanesi $107.00 (2 stands)
Hello Wood $29.00 (1 stand)
Juliana $95.20 (2 stands)
Jump Start $26.95 (2 stands)
Kid Advance $24.99 (2 stands)
Material Company of Boston $49.00
Montessori Buy $32.05 (2 stands)
Montessori Outlet $27.95 (2 stands)
Nienhuis $55.00

Tracing Tray
Absorbent Montessori $17.99
Adena $17.49
Affordable Montessori $24.00
Alison's $37.00
Alison's $18.00
Bruin's $43.00
Bruin's $25.00 (single section)
Cabdev $47.00
Cabdev $28.00 (single section)
Caliber $19.99
ETC Montessori $43.00
ETC Montessori $25.00 (single section)
Grandpas $14.00
Hello Wood $34.00
IFIT $15.00
IFIT $8.00 (single section)
Kid Advance $13.99
Montessori Buy $17.07
Montessori Concepts $14.00
Montessori Land $25.00
Montessori N' Such $18.50
Montessori Outlet $12.95
Thinkamajigs $22.95

Inset Paper Box
Absorbent Montessori $5.49
Adena $7.42
Affordable Montessori $10.00
Albanesi $26.00
Alison's $12.00
Alison's $18.00
Alison's $8.10
Bruin's $11.00
Cabdev $15.00
E & O $17.00
ETC Montessori $11.00
Grandpas $7.00
Hello Wood $19.00
IFIT $8.00
Juliana $19.60
Jump Start $5.95
Kid Advance $8.99
Material Company of Boston $15.00
Montessori Outlet $7.95
Nienhuis $17.90
Thinkamajigs $11.95

Colored Pencil Holders (set of 11)
Absorbent Montessori $19.99
Adena $17.02
Affordable Montessori $59.00 (natural wood)
Affordable Montessori $20.00
Albanesi $118.00
Albanesi $50.00 (natural wood)
Alison's $37.00 (natural wood)
Alison's $58.00
Alison's $18.00
Alison's $31.50 (natural wood)
Bruin's $60.00
Cabdev $76.00
Caliber $20.99
E & O $98.00
ETC Montessori $60.00
Grandpas $25.00
IFIT $22.00
Juliana $100.80
Jump Start $12.95
Kid Advance $24.99
Material Company of Boston $70.00
Montessori Buy $34.19
Montessori Concepts $21.00
Montessori Land $33.00
Montessori N' Such $40.00
Montessori Outlet $32.95
Montessori Services $74.00
Nienhuis $74.90
Thinkamajigs $39.95

Pencil Holder
Absorbent Montessori $1.99 (for 3 pencils)
Adena $2.97 (for 4 pencils)
Affordable Montessori $5.00 (for 4 pencils)
Albanesi $6.00 (for 3 pencils)
Alison's $1.50 (for 3 pencils)
Bruin's $3.00 (for 4 pencils)
Cabdev $2.50 (for 4 pencils)
E & O $3.00 (for 3 pencils)
ETC Montessori $3.00 (for 4 pencils)
Grandpas $1.50 (for 3 pencils)
Hello Wood $5.00 (for 3 pencils)
IFIT $3.00
Juliana $5.60
Jump Start $1.95 (for 3 pencils)
Kid Advance $2.00
Material Company of Boston $1.50 (for 3 pencils)
Montessori Buy $5.08 (for 4 pencils]
Montessori Outlet $1.95 (for 3 pencils)
Montessori Services $5.50 (for 3 pencils)
Nienhuis $2.60 (for 3 pencils)
Thinkamajigs $4.95

Shelves for Insets
Absorbent Montessori $79.99
Adena $80.77
Affordable Montessori $169.00 (assembled)
Affordable Montessori $89.00 (assembly required)
Albanesi $198.00
Alison's $85.50
Alison's $185.50
Bruin's $270.00
Cabdev $299.00
Caliber $69.99
E & O $180.00
ETC Montessori $270.00
Grandpas $99.00
Hello Wood $174.00
IFIT $85.00
Juliana $200.20
Kid Advance $79.99
Montessori Concepts $70.00
Montessori Land $115.00
Nienhuis $285.50

Small Shelves for Insets
Hello Wood $34.00 (space maker)
Hello Wood $99.00 (wall mounted)

Insets Full Package Set
Cabdev $571.00

Further Reading