Magnetic Gems

We have magnetic pom poms and we use them all of the time!  IMG_5697

I am not sure why it never occurred to me to make other objects magnetic for the same reason!  As soon as the idea hit me, I grabbed our glue gun, some gems, and some magnetic circles.



Within minutes I had magnetic gems!IMG_6726


I made her 5 of each color we had, I hope to find other colors when I head back to Walmart, Michaels, or Dollar Tree—or another similar store that carries the little gems!IMG_6730


Yet another simple way to work on fine motor skills, and a new open ended toy for learning fun.  She has lined them up on our cookie sheet countless times already!IMG_6750

Aside from open ended playing, I hope to use these with our dot fun sheets, and other dot sheets found around the web.  We have also made letters and words with them. You’ll be seeing our new gem magnets in our Tot School posts for sure!

What else have you turned into mini magnets besides pom poms and gems?  I made Ladybug a marble magnet and she didn’t like it and told me not to make any more!