We've just released an innovative new way to play with LEGOs... magnetic baseplates! Creative QT's MagPlates are sure to bring your kids' brick play to a whole new level, oh and they are pretty fun for parents too!
1. Flexible Makerspace for the Toy Room
We combined all three MagPlate colors to make this awesome makerspace in our kids' toy room.
This low-level vertical building surface was perfect for all of our kids to use their DUPLOs on. They loved being able to inter-change the MagPlates!
Our house has several unused radiators which provide the perfect magnetic surface. If you don't have a ready-made surface, you could always use a magnetic whiteboard or some magnetic strips to create a flexible makerspace like this one.
2. Bumper Boards!
This was so much fun for Mom & Dad to play around with. We made two bumper stickers for the family mini-van. If you are a fellow mini-van mama you feel us on this one...
Any other Moms or Dads out there feel like a taxi service? Yeah us too! Maybe we should have written our tariffs on the MagPlate!
3. Menu Display!
Our kids must ask us at least ten times a day 'what's for lunch?' or 'what's for dinner?'. No need to fend off those questions anymore. Just make a menu display board for your fridge!
Simply use a LEGO style brick to attach a piece of paper with the day's menu written on it to the MagPlate.
4. Travel Tray!
With spring and summer vacations on the horizon, we are gearing up for some long car rides ahead. It can be tough to stay screen-free, but we have a great solution!
We used a large oven tray (17 in x 11 in), a green MagPlate and some magnetic tins from The Dollar Tree. Our little tester had a blast building in the car, and all of the LEGOs were kept neatly organized!
5. Daily Calendar Display
This is such a fun way to get your kids working on their numeracy, and remembering the date!
Simply get them to use LEGO bricks to write the month on the blue MagPlate. Then put some bricks in a Dollar Tree magnetic tin and each day they can change the date on the baseplate.
A simple activity like this is great for developing number recognition and formation skills, as well as working on those all-important fine motor skills. Even younger members of the family will enjoy the challenge of working on a vertical surface.
As you can see, MagPlates are fun for the whole family! We'd love to see how your family are enjoying their MagPlates. Please remember to tag @creativeqt if you post about them on social media.
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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