- 10 to 15 minutes
- Refrigerator surface
- Numeral, alphabet, or other decorative magnets
This is a quiet activity that can keep fingers busy while you are preparing dinner. Keep a container on hand that is filled with hand-sized magnets and let your child arrange them on the refrigerator while you talk to each other about the task.
- Challenge your child to place the magnets purposely; for example, all on the bottom, way up high, etc.
- Take the magnets around the house and see where else they will stick.
- Make up a story that incorporates the magnets while you are working, directing your child to move them and arrange the story.
Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.
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