Teach Alphabets and Animals with Fridge Magnets

12 May
The 'Alphabet Fridge Magnets' is a fun activity for the whole family and a learning experience for your toddler!

The ‘Animals Fridge Magnets’ is a fun activity for the whole family and also a learn-at-play experience for your toddler!

Things required for 'Alphabet Fridge Magnets' craft are: A4 size sticker papers, magnet sheets (if you can find A4 size it would be easier for you), contact papers, a laptop, printer, camera and a pair of scissors.

Things required for ‘Alphabet Fridge Magnets’ craft are: A4 size sticker papers, magnet sheets (if you can find A4 size then better), contact papers, a laptop, printer, camera and a pair of scissors.

Firstly, get your hats, camera, sun screen and snacks and drive off to your city's zoo!

Firstly, get your hats, camera, sun screen and snacks and drive off to your city’s zoo!

Click lots of pictures there and try to make up a conversation with your toddler when you go and see the animals. This way the child will recall the experience when s/he plays with the fridge magnets.

We didnt intend to but actually managed to cover the Abu Dhabi’s, Dubai’s and Al Ain’s zoo,  ofcourse in 3 different days. So when you go there, click lots of pictures there and try to have conversations with your toddler about each animal. This way the child will recall the experience when s/he will play with the fridge magnets.

Then go home and open photoshop and tile the images one after the other. Add the Alphabet and the name to each animal. Its not neccessary to have clicked all the animals from A to Z. Whatever you can click is more than enough.

Then get home, open photoshop and tile the images one after the other. Add the relevant alphabet and the name on each of the animals. You need not have photos for all the alphabets from A to Z. Whatever you can manage is enough.

Print the artwork on the A4 sticker paper. Now stick the paper on the magnet sheet but keeping the magnetic field at the back.

Print the artwork on the A4 sticker paper. Now stick the paper on the magnet sheet making sure to keep the magnetic field facing down.

Now stick the contact paper on top of the artwork just to make sure the paper doesn't tear off eventually when your toddler gets hold of the magnets!

Now stick the contact paper on top of the artwork. This is to make sure the printed paper doesn’t tear off eventually when your toddler starts playing with the magnets!

Now cut out each magnet seperately and you are done!

Now cut each magnet out and you are done!

My daughter had so much fun recalling the time spent at the zoo and I also got some free time to cook in the kitchen while she was playing near the fridge. This activity teaches your child alphabets, animals, develops fine motor skills and memory.

My daughter had so much fun recalling the time spent at the zoo and I also got some free time to cook in the kitchen while she was playing near the fridge. This activity teaches your child alphabets, animals, develops fine motor skills and memory.

Early Learning goes a long way in your child’s education and upbringing. Amongst the very important things to learn for a toddler or preschooler are hand-eye coordination, 5 senses, practice fine and gross motor skills, balance, and muscle development. A lot of this can be practiced at home with crafts and activities under adult’s supervision. Playing with colors, pots and pans, brushes, sponges, glue; reading books, pretend play, all seem like child’s play to us but are actually helping your toddlers/preschoolers develop their minds and bodies.

Please make sure all the activities mentioned in this blog are done under adult supervision. If your children are still putting things in their mouths, then avoid activities with small particles that can cause chocking hazards. Also, all steps in the articles that involves a pencil, knife, pair of scissors or any sharp objects should be performed by an adult.

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