Currclick is offering a free download of FlapJack’s Crayon Color Magnet Mat this week. I thought this was a wonderful idea — I’ve never thought about making a “magnet mat”.
Instead of laminating it, I adapted it like this:
I printed the pages. Then, I used a two-pocket folder with fasteners and inserted four page protectors. I glued the magnets to the paper “mat” and slipped the page into the protector!
Next, I added a magnet to the crayon pieces (you can cover them with packing tape if you want to make them more durable).
I also put the other pages into the protectors, so we can use dry erase markers to practice handwriting and match the color name with the crayon!
The set also includes a book about colors, so my middle daughter cut it out and put it together. We stored it with the crayon pieces in a page protector!
I thought the magnet mat idea was fabulous, and I just wanted to share how we changed it up to fit our needs (mainly because I didn’t want to laminate anything)! It makes a great independent learning activity.