Thursday, October 7, 2010

Magnetic Games for the Busy Tray

If you missed my post about making a Busy Tray, click here. Felt games are here.

We're loving that thing over here in our corner of the world and you will, too.

As promised, here are two games that are fun for the magnetic side of the tray. (Felt activities are coming and, boy oh boy, I cannot wait to share. So exciting!)

1. Learning To Spell Using Familiar Names

Simply print a photo of a special person with his/her name to the side. Leave enough room for your magnetic letters.

We have upper- and lower-case letters in our set so words like "Dad" and "Mom" (with two of the same letter) are fine. If your set is all caps, you might consider printing out letters on card stock and sticking magnetic strips to the back or getting a second set.

2. Tic-Tac-Toe

We are game people, remember?

Using 9 bottle caps, I attached X's and O's to the tops and magnets to the bottoms.


I then cut the # shape from paper and stuck magnetic strips to the back.

Easy again.

Confession: I really do try to not use Mod Podge in every single project.

Someone help me; I just can't resist it.

I love that shine.

I did, in fact, Mod Podge my # shape, but you are probably capable of self-restraint and can walk away from any unexplainable impulses you may or may not have.

Busy Tray 
Felt Games


  1. I love the idea of using bottle caps! You could actually make a set of alphabet letters that way too! Did you buy your set of alphabet letters or make them? Thanks for the idea...I'm actually going to be doing a lap tray one of these days over on my blog using clipboards... I have a gazillion from when I was in the classroom.

  2. This is such a good idea! SOOOOO need to make this for my daughter! Love your blog.

  3. I love it! I'm new to your blog so may have missed it but any games for toddler-aged kids on this super sweet tray? :)


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