Monday, August 25, 2014
Mary & Martha ABC Magnets
And for those of us us that have children, those refrigerators get covered in art projects, simple drawings, and assignments that gave been well done.
For me, finding magnets to hold all of these treasures has always been a challenge. In general, magnets just do not appeal to me. Until......
I was sent a box of Mary & Martha ABC Magnets.
These rectangular magnets are strong enough to hold the construction paper and card stock crafts my children bring home from Sunday school, yet pretty enough to be displayed on their own.
Each magnet has a character quality word that begins with that particular letter of the alphabet along with a simple sentence using the word. For example, "H" says "helpful" and "Use your hands to help others."
These letter magnets are great to use with young children who are learning their alphabet. Not only can they learn their letters, but they can also learn a character quality at the same time.
Another way that I have used these magnets is lining them up to spell a family member's name, snapping a picture with my phone, and sending them the photo. It has brought encouragement and joy, and the reply text was always so appreciative.
These magnets retail for $22 for a box of 26 magnets (one for each letter of the alphabet). The magnets are fairly thick (not cheap flimsy magnets with a vinyl covering) with the letter being mounted on several layers of thick paper that have been glued together to keep them sturdy.
Sheila from Mary & Martha has generously offered to give a set of these magnets away here on my blog! To enter the giveaway, use the Rafflecopter below.
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