Use your magnets to make messages or create shapes. This would be a fun handmade gift for hanging up notes, lists etc. on a fridge or board. Materials Self adhesive magnetic sheets Scissors Child’s artwork (Be sure to ask them before using the artwork for this purpose or have them make something specifically for this activity.) Ruler and pencil Directions Remove the sticky back from your magnet sheet and place your artwork on top. (With the blank side sticking to the magnet sheet.) Flip it over (drawing on the magnetic side lightly with your pencil) and make a grid with your ruler and pencil. The easiest way to do this is to make the rows and columns the width of your ruler. Cut along your lines to make squares. Arrange your squares on your fridge, whiteboard, cookie sheet or any metal surface to make letters or shapes. OR put it in a small box, tie on a ribbon and give it to a friend! Purpose Re-imagining items Beginning to understand that magnets are attracted to metal surfaces Safety Notes Magnets can be dangerous if consumed, therefore this is not an activity recommended for children 0-3 or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Use with direct adult supervision and be sure to seek immediate medical attention if consumption occurs. Use scissors with care and adult supervision. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.