My youngest is really into Nick Jr.'s latest educational kids show, Team Umizoomi, a math-related cartoon based on numbers and shapes. I signed up to "Join the Team" and got to print out a multiple-page activity pack, with a poster and some stickers and things for Jessie.
She's currently learning how to write her numbers in preschool, so I thought this would be great reinforcement of that activity. But how to make it last a while?
I'd just been cleaning out my cupboards and boxes the day before (okay, really I was trying to find something among the piles and stacks) and *almost* threw away the old, yellowing magnetic album pages (remember those things?) that I'd been saving for "something" someday. And here was the perfect use for them. I peeled off the plastic liner sheet, taped them together and used them to faux laminate the top of the poster. Now Jessie can trace and circle numbers with a dry-erase marker, and just wipe off with a tissue.
Then I stuck the sheet that was supposed to be printed onto sticker paper onto the sticky leftover part of the magnetic photo album page, and had some instant stickers. Well, almost instant. I did have to cut them *all* out first.
All finished and taped up on the wall within twenty minutes. And I didn't spend a penny. I don't think this will be the last of the Umi crafts, though. Jessie *really* likes this show.