Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fun on the Fridge with Frigits!

Back when we were first married, or maybe when he was still in college (it's been so long that I can't remember), I bought my husband Frigits. Frigits is a magnetic marble track for your refrigerator. You have to line the track up correctly to get a marble from the top down to the cup at the bottom of the track.
Yes, I bought my husband a toy. It definitely amused him, until we had toddlers running around and had to put it way so they wouldn't swallow the marbles. However, now that they are old enough not to put the marbles in their mouths, I pulled it back out again. They love it! It's great when I'm cooking dinner and they are following me everywhere because now they have something to do in the kitchen. It makes them think, analyze their design, and persevere until they achieve the end goal (in this case, the marble in the cup). Amazon sometimes carries it, or a local toy store might. There is a similar product called Wall Coaster that received good reviews on Amazon.  It can be hard to find the Frigits game, but I think it's worth it!

If you can't find the game, you can also make your own!
     Option 1: Glue magnets on the back of the cardboard tubes. Cut to create holes
                   for the marbles to go through. If you want colorful tubes, make sure
                   to paint before attaching the magnets!

     Option 2: Cut PVC pipe and attach really strong magnets.
Bernardo playing a PVC pipe game at museum. This one
used golf  balls instead of marbles!

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