For preschool: put ABC's or have them match the labeled nuts (shapes, numbers, letters) to the bolt. Nuts and Bolts Spelling Practice: build fine motor skills and practice spelling/phonics skills! This would make a fun center activity.
This would be great for transitioning students from desk work to circle time. Students will learn what is expected of them in order to start the lesson. It will visually represent what needs to happen during the desk to circle transition.