I ran across some old but wonderful unpublished blog posts. I love playing with magnets so much that we had a special magnetism project day!
To make the most of magnets:
- explored a magnet sensory bin
- played with magna tiles
- created small worlds and magnetic characters that navigate them, see full project here.
This magnet sensory bin is filled with rice, metal objects, and non metal objects. Each child receives a magnet wand to test objects in the bin.
These plastic discs are wonderful to play with. There is a little metal ring around each so it sticks to the wand.
All ages love magnets.
Magna tiles are another favorite.
3-D and 2-D fun!
Teacher Julia explains who to magically turn markers into paint for our adventure plates. Hint: it is washable markers, water, and a paint brush.
Students drew inspiration from printed character and shapes.
No wonder we are stuck on magnets!