I was driving home from work the other day trying to think of a way for Connor to learn the letters of his name. I knew I wanted a dry erase board of some sort and then I happened to be at the Dollar Store. I saw that they had cookie sheets for $1 and then I saw the contact paper so I knew exactly what I could make.
- Cookie sheet
- Contact paper
- Magnet sheets
- Letter magnets
I started by adhering the contact paper to the cookie sheet so we can write on it with dry erase markers or crayons.
Then I cut out the pictures and shapes from the flashcards. The flashcards I found were to teach shapes and colors so the pack included pictures of objects that were different colors and shapes.
The last step is to cut the magnetic sheets into smaller pieces and stick on the back of the pictures.
This was super easy, inexpensive and will provide hours of fun while learning at the same time.
We sorted the pictures by the shape and placed it under the shape that it matched with.
I placed different letter magnets at the top of the board and we matched the different pictures with the letter that the word begins with.
And, for the original purpose that I wanted to create this activity. I wrote Connor’s name at the top of the board and we identified each letter. Then we sorted through the different pictures and matched them the letters in his name. I realized I didn’t have that many pictures to use so then we went around the house and looked for objects that started with that letter.
So many different ways to use this magnetic dry erase board! Have fun and let me know if you make one of your own. I’d love to hear what activities and sorts you come up with.