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1/30/2009

Scrabble Refrigerator Magnets

I recently picked up a scrabble game on freecycle (yes I know I talk about freecycle a lot, especially this week it seems). We already have a scrabble game but I knew I wanted the kids to have the letters. I despise those plastic letters, the small magnets always end up falling out and then you are out of an "A" or else the dog eats them...magnets and dogs do not mix well.
So I used what I had on hand and that was business card magnets. But you could also use strip magnets if you have that. It took 6 business card magnets to complete this project. Both the boys are really excited to create words on the fridge. And it's even sparked Logan to create his first sentence for homework. He is suppose to write this is in homework book but to avoid tears over writing and to prove to his teacher that the kid is smart and knows what he is doing he is now allowed to do homework in other ways. Hence the picture below. Logan makes the sentence and then I hand him his camera and he takes the picture, I print it out and we tape it in his homework book. Wha-la..homework is fun again!

6 comments:

Jen said...

I love the sentence Logan wrote!!!! Hmmm... wonder where he has heard that? This is a wonderful thing for you and the kids. I'm glad they have a creative mom!

Anonymous said...

Gretchen I think this is really going to work for Logan with the letters. You have open a door!
Too bad he couldn't carry a small lap top computer with him to school.
Mom

annasoc said...

Hi Gretchen,
This is such a great idea. I think you have the makings of a book here. So many creative ideas to encourage Logan's development.
Anna

Philigry said...

this is such a great idea! thanks so much for sharing! i love the bath mat as well!

ali said...

I love this idea!! Now I need to hunt for some old scrabble games...

Leah said...

Genius. My big guy is really into letters right now, and I hate hate hate Scrabble - a match made in heaven! :-)

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