Today’s Share It Saturday features are all about magnet activities for the kiddos! My preschoolers have enjoyed the magnets in our science center for months now. I’ve enjoyed watching their experiments, listening to their questions, and being invited into their playful learning.
super fun magnet activities for kids
Go “fishing” with magnets to determine which items are magnetic | Stir the Wonder
Set up a variety of magnetic explorations for the kids | The Practical Mom
Have the kiddos sort magnetic letters for literacy and math fun | Fun-A-Day!
“Draw” in Pixy Stix powder using magnets | Housing a Forest
Create and experiment with magnetic slime | Frugal Fun for Boys
Break out the magnetic tiles for a multitude of unique activities | The Artful Parent
Set up an invitation for kids to create their own robotic artwork | Fun-A-Day!
Explore musical concepts alongside magnets | And Next Comes L
Make a math game using magnets and a white board | Fantastic Fun and Learning
Gather a few simple items and let the kiddos run their own magnetic experiment | TinkerLab
Make your own printable shape magnets | Picklebums
Work on numeral awareness and one-to-one correspondence | The Measured Mom
Let the children explore magnetic concepts using jingle bells | Fun-A-Day!
Encourage the kiddos to see how far magnets will “jump” | PreKinders
Set up a simple, but meaningful, magnetic busy bag | The Math Maniac
Use magnets to create some awesome process art | Crayon Box Chronicles for Kids Play Box
Have the kids make their own magnetic racetracks | Meaningful Mama
Set up an invitation to play with a magnetic tree | Twodaloo
Now I’m trying to decide which of these magnet activities to try with my preschoolers next. Do you have a favorite – feel free to share in the comments below!
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Preschool Science Materials
Your students are going to have so much fun with the magnet science activities. And I find that fun activities like this get the children excited to explore more science topics. With that in mind, you might want to keep your classroom stocked with some great science materials.
Check out this list and decide which items will work well in your classroom (I may get commissions for purchases made through links in this post):
- Science magnet kit
- Magnifying glass set
- Kid-friendly tongs
- Jumbo eye droppers
- Sensory tubes
- Safety goggles
- Science mix and measure set
- Sensory bottles
- Sensory bins
- Butterfly net set
The children are going to absolutely love learning about these science tools. And I know they’ll love getting to use them even more!
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Samantha @ Stir the Wonder says
Thanks for featuring our fishing with magnets activity!
what a coincident! I just posted a science activities of magnetism for kids. Would love to link up with yours if you are ok.
Mary Catherine says
That sounds great!! 🙂 Thank you!