Mom Tip of the Day: Fridge Art

As a mum,  I appreciate the wealth of information from fellow parents, family, friends, books and the internet on how to handle the joys and challenges of parenthood. I decided I would like to add to the body of information from my own experiences and I hope these tips will be of use to you too.

Let’s start with the classic conundrum of how to keep your toddlers or preschoolers busy while you whip around the kitchen trying to prepare supper. One recent tactic I discovered is “Fridge Art”. It’s very simple. You use a magnet to attach some paper on the fridge and include a pen-holder for non-permanent markers at the child’s level so they can reach it. The paper can be previously painted on or decorated by your child to add some pizazz. The easily accessible paper on the fridge allows your child to practice their drawing skills and keeps them occupied while you work on supper. Any marker that accidentally gets on the fridge can be easily wiped clean, just like a whiteboard! For toddlers, I recommend putting on a bib or old painting shirt to protect clothes from marker stains. Keep extra sheets handy to replenish as needed. The finished art work on the fridge will be a point of pride for your child!

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My 16-month old keeping busy with some Fridge Art
My 16-month old proudly looking at her Fridge Art
My 16-month old proudly looking at her Fridge Art
My almost 4-year old and 16-month old sharing their
My almost 4-year old and 16-month old sharing their “workspace” on the fridge.

Published by Potential Doctor

Welcome to my blog! I'm a married mother-of-two who is journeying through medical school. I share my life experiences and interests on this blog including my hobbies, recipes, fitness, faith, music and more! I also share my experiences in medical school and my attempts at balancing this with raising a family. It's a challenge but it can be done! Whatever you hope to achieve in this life, do not let circumstances or age stop you. There may be delays and disappointments along the way, but with time you will get there!

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