The other day I walked by and saw this shout out from my kids on the fridge.
We are DORKING it up around here with some fridge Scrabble. If you love this game, or know someone who does, consider gluing magnets to the backs of scrabble tiles and putting them on the refrigerator.
We are putting big words up there so the kids can learn them. Apart from that Charlie (8) used his Dad’s name as a base and then made a series of words off of it. No one is keeping score, but he enjoys adding up his points. (So it’s English and math!)
I looked online to see if other people had done this and most use some sort of metal in a frame for the base. Some even decoupaged (is that a verb?) the metal with pages of dictionary which is cute. But I am lazy so I decided to just put them on the fridge.
This took all of 10 minutes to make.
Here’s what you need:
- Hot glue gun
- 200 Scrabble tiles (I bought whole boardgames at Target when they were on Black Friday sale, but it turns out you can just get tiles alone at Amazon and its cheaper.)
- Magnets (a 50-pack of 1/2″ magnets is $6 at Michael’s, don’t forget your coupons!)
Note: We started with one game and were short on some key letters almost immediately, so we went ahead and opened the second game I had gotten. Hindsight is 20/20: get just the tiles online. Make sure to get wooden ones. I thought about utilizing bananagrams for this, but I suspect the glue won’t adhere to that kind of tile).
The nice thing about the fridge version: whenever we get tired of it, we can just take them down.
That’s it. Well, I hope if you do this, you enjoy it as much as we have.
Welcome…the the dork side!