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How to Use Your Refrigerator for Homeschool Fun Activities

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Young girl being silly with tomatoes in the kitchen in front of refrigerator

Let's continue to look at all the awesome ways that you can have learning fun using materials and resources naturally found in your home! You can frugally boost your homeschool fun activities by taking a creative look at fixtures in your homeschool area and beyond.

Although my five boys can rival any Hobbit when it comes to eating, we use our refrigerator for homeschool fun activities beyond meals and snacks. A refrigerator can be a great place for:

  • Display of work
  • Visual reminders
  • Hands-on learning
  • Science experiments

Find out how my boys and I use our refrigerator for homeschool fun activities and make sure to share your own ideas in the comments below πŸ™‚

20 Awesome Ways to Use Your Refrigerator for Homeschool Fun Activities

The first eight ideas involve magnets for use on the outer surface of your refrigerator. We use this magnetic tape for DIY magnetic homeschool fun.

1. Display work

The surface of your refrigerator is a fantastic place to display all the hard work your learners do. Proudly put up artwork, handwriting paper, math drills, and any other work that you want all to see.

2. DIY Magnets

Create unique magnets to jazz up your refrigerator! With a bit of magnet tape and paper or small objects, you can make custom creations.

3. Letters

Make your own custom letters of the alphabet magnets to boost learning fun. Or get fun ones like these magnetic letters. You can use these letters to teach letter identification, letter sounds, and basic spelling.

4. Numbers

You can use your refrigerator for homeschool fun activities for math time! Make your own custom numbers using magnetic tape or get these wooden magnetic numbers with math symbols for the ultimate in math fun for number recognition, adding, subtracting, and more!

5. Words

Create special magnets for your refrigerator using words that your family use a lot or find funny. All you need is magnetic tape, paper, and a marker! You can practice grammar, homophones, antonyms, synonyms, diagramming, and more.

6. Poetry

Use your DIY word magnets or get a set like Magnetic Poetry Kit®. Encourage original poems or use the words to replicate famous ones for special hands-on poetry.

7. DIY Lego Magnets

Turn some of those rogue building bricks (you know the ones! extreme pain inducers when stepped on) into magnets! All you need is a hot glue gun, magnetic tape, and Lego® bricks.

8. DIY Craft Stick Magnetic Art

Create beautiful refrigerator art with magnetic craft sticks. Your kids can also practice patterns, forming letters and numbers, counting, and color recognition.

9. Inspiration

Use your refrigerator to place inspirational and encouraging quotes and art prints in a high-traffic area. We love our motivational homeschool poster on our refrigerator πŸ™‚

10. Rules

Your refrigerator is also a great place to place your custom homeschool fun rules (get your free guide on how to create here!).

11. Vision Board

You can place your homeschool vision board (or version of it) on your refrigerator for homeschool fun activities reminders.

12. DIY Marble Run

Turn the front of your refrigerator into an awesomely fun marble run. Build a changeable magnetic marble run for tons of homeschool fun!

13. Create holiday or seasonal scenes

Another neat way to use your refrigerator for homeschool fun activities is with holiday or seasonal scenes. You can make your own pictures or use premade holiday magnets for creative scenes.

14. Calendar/Morning time

You can use your refrigerator to display your homeschool fun calendar, as well as homeschool morning board.

15. Balloon Experiment

Homeschool science fun! Test out Charle's Law using balloons, your refrigerator, and freezer.

16. Grow Crystals

You can grow a crystal garden overnight in your refrigerator! Great way to speed things up πŸ˜‰

17. Timeline

Your refrigerator is an excellent place to display your history timeline work. Brush up on historical facts and dates when getting a snack!

18. Storage of Fun Snacks

Be prepared to celebrate all those amazing homeschool fun days! Keep special ingredients in your refrigerator to have some special yum-yums.

19. DIY Ice Cream

Need an excuse to make a sweet treat? Use these Science Lessons From Making Freezer Bag Ice Cream for a delightful mix of homeschool fun activities and food πŸ˜‰

20. Healthy Homemade Popsicles

Use the freezer section to prepare healthy homemade popsicles. You can chat about nutrition as you measure and mix sweet frozen treats.

Now, it's your turn! Share how you use your refrigerator for homeschool fun activities!

Use what you have for learning fun! Find out how to use your refrigerator for homeschool fun activities.


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