Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Magnet Round Up!

I use magnets a lot. I have a magnet center in my classroom and I'm using all different kinds with my cookie tray activities. I wanted to put together a post to show you what magnets I use for all of this and to showcase some different options to you.

For most activities this is what I'm using. It's strong enough to hold pieces in place while doing cookie trays, and sufficient enough for small-medium sized pieces in my magnet center. The tape is quick and easy to apply so it was a no brainer to start using.

On other occassions I use this. This magnet is a little bit stronger than the tape. It's actually what I used for everything before I learned about the tape. You can purchase this pack for only .97 cents at Walmart, which is an awesome deal. It's already in pre-cut strips with an adhesive back. I would cut the strips into smaller pieces. Now I use this mostly on magnet center stuff that might be a larger piece, or if I'm looking to match a magnetic piece on top of a piece of paper in my magnet center.

Then there are these magnets. These are the strongest of the 3 I use. I use these to attach to materials other than paper. For example, I attached them to shape pieces for puzzles. Or to the back of gems to create larger magnetic pieces for students with fine motor needs.

Then I have these. I use these as manipulatives for filling in circles on lower level activities or for completing an activity with two circle choices for the answer. I order them from Amazon. They are awesome, however, I find it only fair to share that over time the magnets will fall out of the plastic piece. A little hot glue and you're good to go, but still a little frustrating at the same time. Despite this, I still can't pass on using them.


What are your favorite magnets to use in the classroom? I use these all the time for prepping my cookie tray activities and my magnet centers. I don't know how I'd make it by without them! Click {here} to check out all the cookie tray activities in my TpT store.



Unknown said...

Love these ideas! Thanks for sharing them. :)

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