For today’s junk play prompt – turning promotional magnets into play, we decided to go with simple activity with washi tape. Mostly because washi tape is something even little hands can easily tear.
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I have simply placed on a tray several promotional magnets we already had at home and few rolls of washi tape. Then I left it on a table for kids to spot it. Love to throw them surprise invitations to play! Such a fun to watch their faces turn into giant question marks!
I left them to play with washi tape, tear it and glue over magnets. This is awesome for strengthening little hands as they try to tear washi tape, and for developing fine motor skills as they try to tape it over magnets.When they were done, we had to place our “new” magnets on a fridge to show off!
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Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.