Zipper Frame

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Zipper Frame
Practical Life - Dressing
Zipper Frame 2.JPG
Level Primary
Age 3 - 5
Prerequisites Grasping Transfer
Materials Zipper Frame

In this activity the child learns how to use a zipper.


  1. step one
    Zipper Frame 1.JPG
  2. step two
    Zipper Frame 2.JPG
  3. step three
    Zipper Frame 3.JPG
  4. step four
    Zipper Frame 4.JPG
  5. step five
    Zipper Frame 5.JPG

Points of Interest

Control of Error

Variations and Extensions

  • For a younger child, the bottom of the zipper could be held shut with a safety. This would allow the child to practice just the zipping part of the work before they are ready for the extra step of putting the two sides of the zipper together.


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