Magnetic Story Boards
Old baking sheet, glue, card stock or felt, magnetic strip or magnetic paper, contact paper
Encourage your child to recreate a story or create one of his own by using this magnetic story board. Pull out one of your old, burnt, baking sheets (or get them cheap at a garage sale). Cover the inside of the pan with some solid color contact paper. Then create "magnets" with your child -- you can create pieces by using felt or laminated card stock and then gluing a magnetic strip or draw or print directly onto a sheet of magnetic paper. We've also cut out pages from old story books. Your child will love this interactive way of learning to "read."