I don't know about you but I love having a clipboard for every child in my class but holy moly that can get expensive!
Well, I ran into someone (Stacy) who came up with a DIY version and I couldn't wait to share the goodness!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- bulldog clips or binder clips (the binder clips are cheaper)
- 9 x 12 hardboard panel
- You could have boards cut at your local hardware store – but I like having the board's edges already sanded and smooth
Super simple – just attach the clip! Done!
I use clipboards for guided drawings, group work, writing. . . . the list goes on!
A subscriber, Danielle, wrote me and said she was taking this idea and using it with her white boards. Every student has a white board in their chair pocket. (Check HERE for my DIY White boards) She is going to add a bulldog clip to their white boards – and voila! It doubles as a clipboard! Brilliant! Thank you Danielle!
Wow, this is a great craft!
What gets posted on the clipboards at school?
Do the children get to take their clipboard home at the end of the school year?
Actually – they do take them home at the end of the year and it is such a big deal.
In kindergarten – the children love writing on paper clipped to a board – it is mobile that way. They can lay on the carpet and write, sit in a cozy place – so many possibilities!
Fabulous idea. This will be very useful for my homeschool. Thanks.
Good idea to get different sizes than sold in stores. After much searching, I found standard size clipboards in packs of 2 at Walmart for approx. $4.