Sunday, September 2, 2012

"do" and "done" magnet board - back to school

Our next back to school project- a magnet board using an idea from Pinterest.  My daughter participates in competitive cheerleading (yes, there is such a thing) and her coach gives the girls homework each week, usually jumps or exercises to practice at home between team practices.

We typed up each of her typical homework tasks, printed them out, cut them out, mounted them on construction paper, and sent them through our home laminator.  We attached a piece of magnet tape to the back of each piece.

For the board, I purchased a cookie sheet at Dollar Tree.  We used painter's tape to mask the line down the middle, and spray painted the board with some extra spray paint we had leftover from previous projects (pink).  When it was dry, I painted a coat of Modge Podge over the top to prevent scratching.  I then punched holes in the top using a hammer and nail, and added a matching ribbon to hang it up.  On the back of the board, I used more magnets to attach a small plastic pouch with the leftover tasks to switch out as necessary. 

Now, our daughter has a easy visual checklist to help her complete her cheer homework each night.  This could easily be modified for chores, other sports, etc.

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