Nuts and Bolts

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Nuts and Bolts
Practical Life - Fine Motor Skills
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Level Primary
Materials 3 or more sets of nuts and bolts
basket or tray
table mat

The purpose of this activity...


  1. Take material to a mat or table. If at a table, unroll table mat.
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Points of Interest

The movement of screwing and unscrewing the bolts

Control of Error

Bolts and nuts will not match if the wrong pair is chosen.

Variations and Extensions

  • For younger children, a single large nut and bolt could be used.
  • Older children could mix up the nuts and then figure out which go together.
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