Have you seen CTP’s mini magnet books yet? We took some of these to IRA with us and they received a ton of attention from teachers!
I thought it would be a good idea to give you a little magnet book lesson, so you can see how cool these little books are! I created several portable center activities to use in my classroom last year and my students loved them!
Magnet books offer a whole lot of learning and functionality for their size. When you open up the book, you are surprised with the number of pages they could fit into this little portable learning tool! Plus, they are super magnetic, something that I didn’t expect.
At first, I thought these books would be ripped into shreds once your students got their hands on them, but I was wrong!!! When you read the fine print, it states that the pages CANNOT be ripped! I even tried it myself…NOPE…they do NOT rip! Let your kids play with them without fear…they can’t ruin them!
I decided to utilize their magnetic capabilities by creating all of this cute portable magnetic centers. I’m telling you…my students LOVED these. The minute they saw them, they couldn’t wait to play and have fun!
Here is my portable spelling/word work center using the Sight Word magnet book. Yes, I painted my cookie sheet…over the top, I know, I just wanted it to look cute!
Here is a blank 10 frame and number cards. Your students can get lots of practice with their number skills using this cute Number magnet book.
Here is the alphabet magnet book. This activity was used for letter order!
Here is another activity using the alphabet magnet book. You can match the picture with the correct beginning letter/sound. Really, the possibilities are endless!
I even use my magnet books for my own children! The cookie sheet fits perfectly into my bag and it is great to keep the kids busy in the car or sitting in the doctor’s office. I use my alphabet magnet book for letter recognition and letter order. I also have a cute Travel Games magnet book for those long car rides!
I have to tell you, these little books are one of the things that my students LOVE the most! My kids could sit and play with these things FOREVER! There are so many to choose from that your students will never get bored. Magnetic centers are a fun way to engage your students!
So, if you see these little books at your local teacher store OR in the latest CTP catalog, I really would consider picking up a few to create some super fun centers for your classroom!
By Melanie R. of Michigan.Pin It