Ah, clothespins…what teacher doesn’t have a good stash of them in her cabinets?! I’ve used them for so many different things in the classroom. When I had a “stoplight” behavior chart, I wrote the kids’ names on them and had them move the clips between colors. When I taught PreK, I wrote letters on clothespins and had the kids match them to their name in print. The uses are endless!!
This year, I came up with a new use for my beloved clothespins – as magnets! My theme colors for my classroom this year are navy, lime green, and teal, and at the beginning of the year, I was kind of fixated on having everything match. Can you relate? 🙂 I wanted some magnets that I could use to hang up no-name papers and other things on our white boards (which are magnetic). So I made these: