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If you don't happen to have a surplus of magnets lying around you can easily make your own with magnetic tape from the craft store. Simply cut to the size you need and glue to found objects. Old game pieces, buttons, small toys, etc. all work great!
By Red Molly from Seattle, WA
Editor's Note: Because magnets could be a choking hazard to the little ones, make sure that they are large enough so this is not a problem.
Teach your kids colors by letting them choose a little bit of food coloring for their baths. With a regular box of blue, green, yellow and red, you can make a lot of colors. It helps them learn not only colors, but which colors mixed together make other colors. It also makes bathtime fun, and it doesn't stain the tub or the kids.
By Katherine from Wenatchee, WA
When you teach, every single item you come into contact with starts having multiple purposes. I never want to throw anything away because I might think of a craft or activity later. During my part time job at Kmart, we had to take off the hanger size markers for clearance clothing. We were throwing out so many and I started thinking about how I could use them in the classroom. Why not use already available items and save the environment from a little more plastic garbage?
These markers are perfect to use in numerous activities for younger children.