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 JumpStart.com 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 :)