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Hook and Eye Frame

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Material

12″ x 12″ wooden frame with two cotton flaps attached along opposite sides of frame. The two flaps form a hooking area down the center of the frame. One flap has 5 hooks and the other has 5 corresponding eyes.

Presentation

  1. Invite the child to the lesson.
  2. Explain that the child will learn how to use the hook and eye frame. Ask the child to watch.
  3. Show the child where the hooks are “hiding.”
  4. Starting with the top hook, pull the fabric on the right side that has the hook towards the left.
  5. This will release the hook from the eye, fold the fabric to the right.
  6. Slowly, do this to every hook.
  7. Open the flaps to the side, revealing the table.
  8. Close the flaps.
  9. Starting with the top hook, pull the hook to the left, and carefully align it with the eye.
  10. Place the hook into the eye, and place the fabric down carefully to the right.
  11. Repeat this for all the hooks.
  12. Invite the child to try.

Exercise

Same as presentation.

Points of Interest

Show child what’s underneath fabric.

Purpose

To learn to use hook and eye, to take care of oneself, independence, perseverance, concentration, eye hand coordination, refinement of movement.

Age

3 to 4

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