Sunday, September 4, 2011
Sticks-n-Stuff (magnetic board fun)
My son loves his magnet board and I was thinking of a way to make it more creative - rather than the store made magnetic accessories he already has. I used some recycled materials and other things that my son chose himself. Its a simple idea and activity, but it lead to about an hour of play and creativity. Enjoy!
- AK (MESE, MECD)
Tops from containers, gems, popsicle sticks, magnet strip, scissors, super glue
I also used magnetic circles (for the gems). I super glued these on the night before because I didnt want my son accidentally sticking his fingers together.
Super glue magnetic circles on gems
Items added to board
"I made a house" (he asked me to help him make a house and I facilitated without taking over)
"Its a flower and a house"
"Now its a sunshine and a house."
"I need to make a propeller and an airplane."
"Look, Mommy, its an AIRPLANE with a propeller" (this he did on his own)
You can even form letters (I did this after he was done playing to show a more "academic" alternative)