Friday, March 6, 2009

Kid Friendly Friday - Magnet People

Welcome to the second Kid Friendly Friday where we pool our resources and share anything kid related. Feel free to link up to a post of anything related (food, crafts, books, movies, giveaways, etc).

My family is all up north. We see most everyone a few times a year but it's hard to be so far away. I want my girls to grow up knowing their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. One year I put together a scrapbook of all of the cousins, including pictures, favorite colors, foods, etc. This was nice but not interactive. I found the idea of magnet people in a Family Fun magazine. The girls have so much fun playing with the people and matching them to their names. It has been a constant reminder of family.

You will need picture of everyone, which are sized relative to each other (i.e. babies smaller than older kids and adults). I copied pictures into Word and used their sizing tool to make everyone the correct size. I then printed the pictures on the magnet printer paper (available at a office store) and cut everyone out. I also made name tags for each person (color coded each family). I have a white magnetic board that is at child level but they would work well on a refrigerator as well. I still have a few more to add. I also have a couple I need to repair (the baby ate the head off of my sister-in-law).

If you are interested in my giveaway in celebration of my 100th post, you can enter HERE.

And if you didn't make the cool whip, graham cracker frozen treats posted by Heidi last week, you have got to go back and try them -SOOO very good - easy - and fun for the kids to make!
Now add your post to Mr. Linky! Enjoy your weekend :)


  1. This is a fantastic idea. They can match everyone to their own families as well. When my kids were younger it was hard for them to remember what kids belongs to which parents. This would have been a great fun tool for that.

    Thanks for your meme. It is fun. I hope to get more ideas soon. I have been in a creative slump and need to break out of it Now!!


  2. How fun, what a neat idea for a weekly linky party. Glad you came by my blog so I could come by yours and see it.

  3. Ooh! This is such a cute idea. My daughter would love moving the people around. She loves talking to her cousins on the phone. I'll try to link something up before Friday is over!

  4. I don't have any tips but I pointed people your way. Hugs, Jen

  5. Hi Sarah! I absolutely LOVE your idea! We don't have family close by either and this is yet another great way to keep them close to grandparents and aunts/uncles. Thanks!! I left a link too...and gotta tell you from one 4-H kid to another....LOVE your blog and your ideas! :)

  6. I love your friends & family fridge magnets. I made fridge magnets with photos of sunnyboy to give to friends and family at christmas. Now I'm going to start taking photos to make some like yours for sunnyboy as I know he'd be delighted with them.