Magnetic Nuts and Bolts Pattern Busy Bag - Teach Magnetism and visual discrimination with this fun learning activity

This learning activity focuses on visual discrimination and magnetism. Visual discrimination is essential for young children because it is the foundation for reading and writing success. Visual discrimination is the ability to differentiate differences between objects in terms of size, shape, angle and location. For example, the letters F and E are very similar but have competently different meanings, and those with sharp visual discrimination skills will be better able to identify these differences and read!

Simply pick a pattern card and use the random metal pieces to recreate the image on the card. You need to start at the bottom and work your way up. Metal objects stick to the strong magnetic base and transfer the magnetism through the objects. This is also a fun fidget toy for children or adults in the office. Simply create sculptures with the objects and repeat!

What is included:
- 1 strong magnet measuring 2 3/8” x 1 1/8” x 1/2” thick
- An assortment of metal objects
- You get 20 patterns (10 double-sided cards). The cards are 2.6" x 2.5" and a professionally printed on 100# cardstock and laminated with 5mil lamination. These cards are very durable and classroom tough.

What they are learning WHILE having fun:
- Hand/Eye coordination - Being able to line up and stack the metal objects on top of each other.
- Fine motor - Practicing using fine motor pincer grasp in order to manipulate the metal objects. Builds hand muscles and dexterity which are essential for a proper pencil grasp.
- Visual Discrimination - Visually discriminate the metal objects in terms of shape, size and angle.
- Problem Solving - You need to work from the bottom up!


Curious Minds Busy Bags is dedicated to developing original kid-friendly learning activities for children to explore while building essential skills needed for school success. Parents, early childhood teachers and occupational therapists trust my learning activities in their home, school or homeschool classrooms. They are classroom-quality educational toys that promote independent play that builds essential skills. My activities are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers and beneficial for individual who have special needs that need to be developed such as those with autism, sensory processing or dementia. My learning games and sensory toys have been enjoyed by children in daycares, Montessori schools, and early intervention classrooms!

This busy bag is an original activity created by me. I kindly ask that you respect my creative design and refrain from copying my activities and posting them in your shop. Bloggers, you are welcome to write about or recreate my activities for personal use, but please link back to me. Thanks!

These bags contain small parts that may not be appropriate for children under the age of 3. Adult supervision is required.

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