- 10 to 15 minutes
- Refrigerator surface
- Numeral, alphabet, or other decorative magnets
This is a quiet activity that can keep fingers busy while you are preparing dinner. Keep a container on hand that is filled with hand-sized magnets and let your child arrange them on the refrigerator while you talk to each other about the task.
- Challenge your child to place the magnets purposely; for example, all on the bottom, way up high, etc.
- Take the magnets around the house and see where else they will stick.
- Make up a story that incorporates the magnets while you are working, directing your child to move them and arrange the story.