Yes, I just peeled a variety of black cats, pumpkins and bats of the back of the door which the kids have been using for magnetic dramatic play scenarios.
And, in the past, I have had all manner of magnetic play and learning objects stuck to the back of the door. So, I thought I would share the idea in case you, like me, don't have the extra funds for a fancy magnetic play set nor the time to paint one of those cool magnetic walls. Here's a frugal alternative:
- Check to see if your door holds magnets.
- If it does, have the kids practice some fine motor skills by cutting out shapes, letters and pictures from greeting cards, magazines, etc. and taping bits of magnets to the back. (We recycle those thin calendar magnets that businesses hand out for this purpose.) Alternately, print felt stories, magnet stories, etc. on card stock and use these.
- For greater durability, laminate (for real or with the el-cheapo-for-now-solution clear contact paper version of laminating we use).
- Then, play and learn away!
It's as simple as that.
Need some felt board printables to get started on your magnet boards, check back tomorrow for a round-up!
Life as Mom's Frugal Friday.