Cookie Sheet Magnet Tree

This activity takes a little bit of prep work but it has produced hours of (independent) fun for more than one toddler I know!

  1. Get a cookie sheet that you don’t mind sharing with your toddler.
  2. Use electrical tape or a Sharpie marker and create the outline of a tree.
  3. Cut ornaments, stars, garland (you imagination is the limit) out of sheets of colored magnet paper.*
  4. Let your toddler decorate, undecorate, and redecorate the tree.

*Magnet paper is available at many craft stores and preferred to the alternative (keep reading) as there are no loose magnets to pose a choking hazard.  If you can’t find any create the pieces out of regular paper and add magnets to the back.