Switch & Spin Magnetic Gear Board
Item # 3745
Item # 3745
Have kids place all the pegs on the gear board, counting 1-8 as they place them in any order.
Have kids point to a peg on the gear board and name the color, then find and place the matching gear. (Repeat for each color.)
Have kids name each of the colors from left to right (or clockwise). Remove one of the colors and ask which gear is missing.
Have kids turn the gears and determine if any of them cause other gears to move. Help kids move two or three gears closer together so they engage with one another.
Challenge kids to move all of the gears into a line, arc or circle so all of them move when just one is turned. Ask kids to remove one gear and see what happens.
Help kids make their first initial or favorite number using the gears.
Make a picture card: Place a plain piece of paper over the magnetic surface, then ask kids to arrange the pegs and gears on top of it. Remove the gears and trace the pegs to make a template. Remove the paper and let the child decorate it using crayons or colored pencils, adding color coding for the peg outlines.
Encourage kids to continue designing "machines" in any shape they chose, mixing and matching the pegs and gears for interesting color combinations, too!
- Product: 15" x 11" x 2" 2.25 lbs
- Package: 14.75" H x 11" W x 1.75" L