This colorful set of 60 3.5x4cm flexible magnets will turn your refrigerator into a virtues learning center for kids of all ages. Kids three-to-six can learn their upper and lower case alphabet letters. Kids and adults of all ages can learn about the virtues that reside within them.
Each magnet has a letter plus the name of a virtue that starts with that letter. Upper and lower case of each letter equals 52, plus I added some extra vowels and punctuation to make it easier to spell words, names and even short sentences. That makes sixty magnets in all in a pre-cut 8.5×16 inch sheet of flexible magnet material.
Just having them on your refrigerator will help make the language of virtues part of your family’s every day experience. You can also use them to actively encourage positive behavior.
For a fun and educational family game, reserve a specific area of your refrigerator for each child. Praise your children and reward them with the appropriate magnet when you see them demonstrate a virtue. Count the magnets at the end of the day or week and see how they did. Older children can try to spell words with the letters they’ve earned!
It is also fun to spell the names of family and friends, then see if they match the virtues used. We can all strive to practice each of these virtues when they are needed.
You already know what these virtues mean, but to make it easier to apply them to your children, I’ve included a sheet of definitions of the 58 virtues mentioned.
Flexible magnets are strong enough to stick to your fridge, but still slide around easily to make words. They are not the super-powerful ones that can injure babies. Even so, you know your child better than I do, so don’t use them if your child is still chewing on or swallowing inappropriate objects.
For a complete list of the virtues listed and my recommended kid-friendly definitions, click here to visit my blog The ABCs of Virtues.
For an extra $2 you can receive an 11×17″ Building Character from A to Z poster. (It ships folded in half.) My grandaughter (3) played a match game with the poster and the magnets on our freezer. Click the images to see the results.