I LOVE Creative Teaching Press! From the beginning of my teaching career, I would wait anxiously for the arrival of their catalog that featured all of their new products. I can sit for hours combing over each and every page and making notes of everything I want to purchase for the upcoming school year.
This year, they introduced a new product called “magnet books.” I couldn’t wait to get my hands on these little cuties and try them out in my classroom! When I received my shipment, it seriously felt like Christmas!
To my surprise, they were much smaller than I anticipated, which made me very HAPPY! They are about pocket size and SUPER magnetic! These little books offer a whole lot of learning and functionality for their size. When you open up the book, you are surprised with the number of pages they could fit into this little portable learning tool!
Now, I have to be honest, I was a little worried at first. I thought for sure that my children would have these books ripped into shreds once they got their hands on them, but I was wrong!!! When you read the fine print, it states that the pages CANNOT be ripped! Woohoo! Now, I LOVE them even more! I even tried it myself…NOPE…they do NOT rip! Let your kids play with them without fear…they can’t ruin them!
I decided to utilize their magnetic capabilities by creating all of this cute portable magnetic centers. I’m telling you…my kids LOVED these. The minute they saw them, they couldn’t wait to play and have fun!
Here is my portable spelling/word work center using the Sight Word magnet book. Yes, I painted my cookie sheet…over the top, I know, I just wanted it to look cute!
Here is a blank 10 frame and number cards. Your students can get lots of practice with their number skills using this cute Number magnet book.
Here is the alphabet magnet book. This activity was used for letter order!
Here is another activity using the alphabet magnet book. You can match the picture with the correct beginning letter/sound. Really, the possibilities are endless!
I even use my magnet books for my own children! The cookie sheet fits perfectly into my bag and it is great to keep the kids busy in the car or sitting in the doctor’s office. I use my alphabet magnet book for letter recognition and letter order. I also have a cute Travel Games magnet book for those long car rides!
I have to tell you, these little books are one of the things that my students LOVE the most! My kids could sit and play with these things FOREVER! There are so many to choose from that your students will never get bored. Magnetic centers are a fun way to engage your students!