Believe it or not children find
these activities fun.
--Nuts, bolts, screws, wing nuts, And washers
Start by having the nuts and bolts, etc.. already
Allow the children to unscrew and screw while
still on the bolts
With the nuts and bolts separated
Allow the children to try to find the right
nut to screw onto bolts
*Hint if you have very
small nuts and bolts children will use more of a pincer grip
The larger the nuts and bolts the easier it
is to handle for smaller hands. Moving up from large to small as the children master the small motor movements.
Provide color coded nuts and bolts
Have the bolts screwed into wood
*Hint if the hole is well worn or just a bit bigger it makes screwing
the bolt in and out a bit easier.
How many bolts can you place on the nuts?
Washer stacking (use bolts in wood to stack
Paint washers and bolts different colors for matching