DIY Word Fridge Magnets [aka "keeping the kids entertained"]

diy word magnets for the fridge

So we are in the home stretch of summer vacation [only 3 more weeks to go!] and while I have loved doing and seeing new things around San Diego with the hub and kiddos, there have been days that I just want to rip my hair out!  Sound familiar?  I have tried to force, I mean gently persuade my 6 year old to keep up with her writing and reading, but she is quite the stubborn one.  [I have no idea where she gets that from].   So I put my vintage Rotex label maker [any of you out there remember these or am I dating myself?] to good use and made a bunch of word magnets for the fridge.  I figured it’s a fun way for her to “write” and be creative.

Of course you can use any kind of label maker for this project.  I love my Rotex that I recently purchased off eBay.  I put it to use to create these.

how to make fridge magnets

To start, I typed out 25 common pronouns.  Boy, it’s been waaaay too long since I thought about what the heck a pronoun is!  Embarrassing.  I used this website as my guide.

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make your own word fridge magnets

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The label tape has a sticky back and of course the magnet tape does as well so these magnets should last at least until the end of this upcoming school year [she said a bit sarcastically].

how to make your own fridge magnets

 

I typed out my kids’ names and they loved that.  My 4 year old boy wanted me to make a “fart” magnet.  ”That’s a verb, right Mama?”  Technically it’s a noun, but that’s ok.  Ahhh….boys!

easy diy word fridge magnetsHere are the other links I used to create my magnets:

Common ADVERBS

Common VERBS

Common ADJECTIVES

This little project took all of 15 minutes and my kids have been busy little bees making sentences.  I hope their new teachers are seeing this post!

diy word magnets for the fridge

 

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4 Responses to DIY Word Fridge Magnets [aka "keeping the kids entertained"]

  1. I totally remember (and loved!) those label makers. And yes, some days I wanna rip my hair out—the heat does a number on us all!

  2. You wouldn’t believe the money I spent as a pre-teen on these magnets for my locker haha! Ohhh nostalgia! Too funny–love this projects you did! Thanks for linking up at the Bewitchin Projects party this week! I can’t wait to see what you link up again next week over at OurMiniFamily.com!

    Cheers,
    ~Cathy Mini~
    OurMiniFamily.com

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  4. Grammar Police says:

    “Fart” can be a verb too. ex: I am going to fart.

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