It's THAT time of year again.
We're preparing for a 13 hr road trip this time in approximately 2 1/2 weeks and we've added another little body this time around! As a result of the afformentioned "little body," I am trying to keep the cost of my time to a minimum! You know, because most of my time is spent making breakfast, chaning diaper, nursing baby, making lunch, changing diaper, nursing baby, shower, console baby...but every now and then I can squeeze in a little crafty time.
just a little
but enough to show you this game which I adapted from this blog post to suit my time needs.
Here's what I used: sharpie marker (permanent), package of heart shaped wooden discs $2.99, magnetic tape $1, steal pizza pan from Dollar Tree $1.
total cost: $5
Randomly write the alphabet in sharpie marker on the pizza pan.
Write the alphabet with the SAME SHARPIE (no, this doesn't matter) onto the heart discs. Cut 1/3" pieces of magnetic tape: 26 pieces. Attach them to the backs of the heart discs.
The most time consuming thing was pealing the paper off the back of the magnetic tape.
This game is intended for my 2 year old so I only used capital letters. She is completely capable of matching her letters, but she can't completely identify the lower case just yet. However, my 4 year old CAN, so this would be a great way to change it up for a slightly older child. Write out the capital letters onto the pizza pan and write lower case letters on the discs.
This would have been a $2 project if I had chosen to use the plastic magnetic letters that our Walmart carries in their $ section. Since I'm making this for a young child, I wanted to stick with a very basic "font" instead of the crazy font you get with those plastic letters. Which is why I chose to make my own letter magnets.
This is a surprise so I'll have to update you all on how well it's received in a few weeks! I DO have a couple other ideas to show you so check back.