My kids love to help me in the kitchen. Whenever I start to cook they are right by my side trying to help.
I love when they are able to help but sometimes there are things that they can’t or shouldn’t get into just yet. Sometimes I’ll turn on some cartoons for them to watch, but ultimately they wander back into the kitchen to find me.
So when I was at Joann’s a few days ago I saw some wooden shapes on sale. I knew they would make the perfect activity to keep the kids entertained while momma cooked. (While you’re here check out all of our activities for kids!)
Here is how I turned some wooden shapes into easy magnets.
The kids thought the wooden shapes were cool before I added the magnets to them so they were thrilled to see they stuck to the fridge. And they were so easy and cheap to make. Its a crafts that doesn’t take long to do but is so much fun when its done.
The shapes were less then 50 cents each so I grabbed a couple. I also picked up a package of self stick circle magnets. I peeled off the paper on the back of the round magnet and attached it to the wood. It took me less then 2 minutes to make magnets out of all the shapes we had bought.
I’m lucky because my fridge is next to the stove but its far enough away that they kids are out of way. My three year old daughter really loved the magnets. She kept moving them around and telling little stories about each one.
I need to go back to the store and buy more so that we can make a matching game out of it as well. This would also be a great educational resource if you buy the wood letters or the numbers. This simple activity for kids is just so versatile and it allows momma to get dinner ready without many interruptions!
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Kelley is the mastermind in charge of her family. She loves to spend time crafting, cooking and making her kids laugh. She believes she was destined to be a comedian but has put her stand up dreams on hold to raise her two kids. She blogs about her family at thegrantlife.com and often entertains her readers with her wise cracks.