So after all the effort into the DIY Magnetic and Chalkboard Wall, I went a little mad with all the activities related to it... I just had to make my money and time worth :)
(in order from top left to right)
LOWERCASE & UPPERCASE ALPHABET MATCHING
The alphabet letters are worth investing in! We were very blessed as both sets were given as gifts. Perhaps note them down on your gift wishlist for your kids' birthday :)
Nat has difficulty in recognising alphabets like 'b', 'd', 'p'. So I thought this would help him get it right.
He is way too old for colour sorting so this was just for fun and for him to know he is a big boy already. I gave him a time limit and also made it into a competition - fastest sorting wins!
HIDE & SEEK ALPHABET
This is the seemingly simplest activity but the most fun of all! I randomly shout out alphabet and he has to find it among the sea of alphabets. After that we level up with math - addition and subtraction and he has to find the answer among all the numbers.
MAKING A RAINBOW
If you need some time for independent play, this is the best activity. Just draw the rainbow with chalk and then let them sort the coloured alphabets according to the rainbow. Nat learnt spatial skills as well, arranging the magnets neatly and spacing them out properly.
WRITING & READING SIGHT WORDS
Nat isn't the kind who will sit down at the table, oh but then again most preschoolers don't really like to do that right? :P I form the words for him, get him to read and then write them out. He was so excited, we did it 2 days in a row.
And if you thought there was a lot of clean up, actually I just used wet cloth. The chalkdust doesn't really fly around much, it just falls at the bottom of the wall. The kids love to clean up with the wet cloth too, sometimes I give them a wet paintbrush to 'paint' away all the chalk :)