Simple Magnets

It's the simple things in life that are so fun for kids!  No lesson plans, no agenda...just magnets!

We had a ton of FUN with magnets today and I just used some basic materials that I already had at home. Magnets are a great way for kids to explore and learn by hands-on interaction.  Children from all ages can enjoy learning how magnets work with different materials.  Some of the best lessons are not scripted lessons, but rather opportunities for kids to discover on their own.

We used the following materials:
*pipe cleaners (cut into 1 inch pieces)
*paper clips
*a plastic jar for holding and containing the items
*a large magnet
(But you can use anything that is magnetic)
Here are some pictures of a preschooler and toddler enjoying simple magnets!

 We began by experimenting and pulling the magnets up the plastic container...

Their curiosity got the best of them and they opened the jar to discover more!

If you want to read a bit more about our magnet post, then hop on over to The Moffatt Girls blog to learn more!

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