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Excellerations® Translucent Gem Sorting Activity

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ECERS Subscale Activities #19 Fine Motor  

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Ages 3+ / Grades PreK+
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
This early math set is a real gem. Perfect for sorting, classifying, counting, and patterning. Develops concentration, focus, and fine motor skills. May be used with sand, water, or light tables for additional sensory experiences. Activity guide included. Set includes 6 bowls, 6 tweezers, and 240 translucent gems (40 each of red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple). Gems are approximately 1-1/2 inches x 1-inch x 1-inch.

  • FINE MOTOR FUN: Kids will love the challenge of using the chunky plastic tweezers to pick up each gem and place it in the corresponding bowl. A great way to develop concentration, focus, and small muscles in the hands, wrists, and fingers.
  • USE WITH SAND, WATER, OR LIGHT TABLES: Find gems buried in sand, scoop them from a water table, or place them on light panel and create glowing patterns. Translucent gems in brilliant red, yellow, blue, green, orange, and purple are versatile and unique manipulatives that can be used just about anywhere.
  • PLENTY FOR EVERYONE: 240 gems (40 of each of 6 colors) mean there's plenty for everyone to sort, classify, count, and pattern.
  • ACTIVITY GUIDE INCLUDED: Handy guide provides dozens of ideas for using the bowls, tweezers, and gems to reinforce early math skills by teaching and then encouraging kids to work independently or in small groups.


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Ages 3+ / Grades PreK+
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