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Magnet Play

Time

  • 10 to 15 minutes

Materials

  • Refrigerator surface
  • Numeral, alphabet, or other decorative magnets

Directions

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.

Extensions

  • 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.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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