I have seen a lot of great dry erase lap boards out there. These are perfect for homeschool or to review a concept with your child. Most kids love the ability to easily erase a mistake and start again. However, I had a hard time finding one the size I want that wasn’t lined. A few friends in a homeschool group suggested the idea I am about to share with you and I love it!
What To Do
- Go to your local Home Depot.
- Ask them for “Shower Board.” – It’s a 4 foot by 8 foot sheet and mine was $12.95.
- Ask them to cut it. – For ours I asked for 8 lap board sized squares. (To be honest I kinda used my hands to show them.) Mine are 12 inches by 12 inches. I had them cut the remainder in half as I had 2 more projects for it.
- Buy Duct Tape – There are some ok varieties at Home Depot but I found more fun options at Wal Mart. Amazon also has some great options you won’t want to miss!
- Line your edges with duct tape. – Use your imagination here and create something you will love. Just make sure it overlaps a bit if you are wanting to cover the edges instead of making a design of some sort.
- Design your board. – For my board I let each child use a permanent marker and write their name up top. It will not wipe off with the dry erase. You can line yours or divide it in half where the top is for drawing and the bottom is for handwriting.
I also created a second board for myself. I am using it to demonstrate small concepts without getting up and going to a big board.
- Teacher Gift – While most children are starting school they are also leaving behind coaches and sunday school teachers. This would be a great thank you with a personalized note!
- Great birthday gift idea – My 6 year old made one for her friend. She did her friend’s name and a few drawings around the name of things that interest her friend. She will be giving it as a gift this week.
I took the large piece of Dry erase board and put it on the table. My 2 spent quite a while working on it this way. C worked on his letters while R showed me the solar system. It was easy to clean afterward and easy to put away.
A Few Other Ideas:
- Bedrooms – This would be perfect to hang on a wall in a child’s room.
- The Fridge – Add magnets to the back and this is a great way to keep your grocery list or set up a family schedule.
- For Fun – It could also be a ton of fun to put photos on it and let people fill in the conversation bubbles above them.
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