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Magnetic Tape – A Teacher’s Best Friend!

Magnetic tape is so useful in the classroom. Here’s my favorite way to use it!

I’ve been doing this for years, but maybe someone out there hasn’t heard of it yet. 

Magnetic tape is a must-have for teachers

Magnetic Tape! It’s MAGIC for teachers!

You’ve probably seen the rolls of self-adhesive magnetic tape – like this one from Amazon. (I am not an Amazon affiliate – just FYI!) Walmart sells it in the craft section as well, so it’s not hard to find.

This magnetic tape is actually like “tape” – imagine that! It’s fairly thin, but not nearly as strong as the roll-type. The roll-type is much thicker and stronger. But this is just so darn easy to use!! And the bonus – No Scissors Needed!

Easy hacks for the classroom with magnetic tape

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I’ve tried them both and the roll wins! The tape dispenser type isn’t even close to being as strong as the roll. 

I tend to go through several rolls of both types every year!

Question:  Why does one teacher need so much magnetic tape? 

Answer:  Because I have a small room. I do have a magnetic white board and I use it to change up posters, worksheets, spelling lists, you name it!

I put the magnetic tape directly on the back of my posters, especially if I know that I’ll be using them for years to come.

Other times, for a rubric or writing prompt, I do this:

magnetic tape is a must-have for the classroom!

It’s so simple!

Make sure to use enough self adhesive magnetic tape that the page protector doesn’t fall down or hang crooked. 

I generally have 3 or 4 magnetic page protectors around my room and switch them up quickly and frequently. When I’m not using one, I stash it on the side of my filing cabinet that no one can really see.


Please leave me a comment and tell me the creative ways that you use magnetic tape or magnets! I’d love to hear from you!