The person who invented the Magnetic Poetry Kit deserves every penny he or she has earned. They are the coolest things ever and I can't believe I waited so long to try them. I had my kids work on different poetry activities, and one of them involved using the kits to write poems. The kids who chose to work in the magnetic poetry center wrote really amazing things. I also had to tear myself away from them so I could circulate and see what the other little buggers were doing.
Of course, one of my boys comes to me, saying, "Look, this is my favorite word." His hand was cupped around a magnet with the word breast on it. I wanted to say, "Kid, don't even THINK about looking at one (or two) of those until you have your diploma." But I managed to give him my stern look and he slunk back to his table.