Presentation1Today for Wise Wallet Wednesday I am going to share how to make your own summer themed magnets that can be use for language therapy!  I have seen these DIY magnets on pinterest and went with this tutorial from Two Girls Being Crafty for the how to on making this therapy material.

summer time magnets 1To do this fun craft, you will need (amazon affiliate links provided for your convenience):

2 bags of glass gems (you can get these at the dollar store)
Mod Podge- Matte Finish
3/4-Inch Diameter Magnets
Paint brush
glue gun
card stock

Print out my summer themed pictures template on cardstock and cut out the individual pictures.  Apply mod podge with your paint brush to the glass gem.  Then, take your picture and press it onto the mod podge.  Once the mod podge dries, use your glue gun to adhere your magnets.  You can also use other types of glue, but I had a glue gun on hand, so I went with that.  Once all you have finished assembling your magnets, the language fun begins!

finished magnet productI printed up some of my language sheets from my Soaking Up Summer With Speech & Language and used my DIY magnets to work on vocabulary with my 5 year old while the 2 year old was napping.  I used some of my cookie sheets that I got at the dollar store to house the magnets.

language therapy with DIY magnets

We worked on finding items that matched different adjectives such as crunchy, long, cold, squishy, tasty and soft.  Use the magnets to create a story or practice following multi-step directions.  Grab the TEMPLATE to make these summer themed magnets and have some fun with your language kiddos!  How would you use these magnets?

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