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Make Your Own Magnetic Wand – Preschool Magnet Activity

I’m sure you have seen all over pinterest the super fun activities that use magnetic wands. This may seem like just fun play, but this preschool magnet activity is engaging and leads to so many learning opportunities. If it is not in the budget to buy them, or if you want to try something similar before buying, try making your own magnetic wand.  This is such a fun way of explaining magnets to preschoolers as they explore how magnets work. Try this magnet activity for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd graders to. 

this preschool magnet activity is engaging and leads to so many learning opportunities. If it is not in the budget to buy them, or if you want to try something similar before buying, try making your own magnetic wand.  This is such a fun way of explaining magnets to preschoolers as they explore how magnets work. Try this magnet activity for kids with preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade and 2nd graders to. 

Magnetic wand

Try making a DIY Magnetic wand for a great tool for sensory activities, STEM project for preschoolers and more. This simple tutorial on how to make a homemade magnetic wand will have your kids saying WOW in no time.  This preschool magnet activity is a great way for exploring how magnest work while sneaking in some fun preschool science too. Use this magnet activity for kids with preschoolers, kindergarners, grade 1, and grade 2 students.

All you need are a few simple materials you may already have on hand: Large Popsicle Stick Sticky Magnetic Strip Markers  magnetic items to move

Preschool Magnet Activity

All you need are a few simple materials you may already have on hand:

  • Large Popsicle Stick
  • Sticky Magnetic Strip
  • Markers
  • magnetic items to move

That’s all you need. Can you believe it? This is so unbelievably simple.

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Explaining magnets to preschoolers

Grab the markers and a large popsicle stick. These are the tongue depressor size.

Have your kids color designs on one side, or both sides. Your child can make these designs however they would like. Strips, polka dots, hearts, stars, rainbows..whichever they want. 

how to make a magnetic wand

Next, take a strip of sticky magnet and attach it to one side. Initially I thought that we would put it on the non colored side, but it turns out that when it’s held the magnetic side is up, while the color side was down. That didn’t make sense, so we switched the magnet. 

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Magnet activities for kids

When you’ve attached the magnet, you are ready to play. It is seriously that simple.

Preschool Magnet Activity
Now you and your children are ready to explore science, sensory and more with these fun DIY Magnetic Wands. 

magnetic slime  Kids will love making and playing with these paper plate magnetic mazes. This preschool magnet activity is such a creative STEM activity that combines problem solving, art, and science for an EPIC activity kids will love! This magnet experiments for kids is perfect for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students. All you need are a few simple materials and you are ready to learn and play with this magnet activities for kids.  Magnet Experiments for Kids This mow the grass activity is outrageously fun as it combines a magnet activity for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students with practice forming alphabet letters! This clever alphabet activity for preschoolers is great for practicing forming both upper and lowercase letters in a hands-on tactile way perfect for spring or summer. 

Magnet Activities for Kids

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shape craft free printable sight words worksheet FREE Flower Upper and Lowercase Letter Matching - kids will have fun practicing matching letters in this fun alphabet activity for preschool and kindergarten age kids perfect for spring or summer learning. #alphabet #preschool #kindergarten Make learning fun this spring and summer with these super cute flower worksheets. These flower worksheets for preschoolers include a variety of math and literacy skills with a fun flower theme for toddler, preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten age students. Simply download pdf file with preschool spring worksheets and you are ready to play and learn with a Flower Activities for Preschool. 

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Deanna

Deanna Hershberger is a work at home mom, coffee obsessed, a diy addict and a Netflix binger. She spends her days playing and making with her daughter and enjoys quiet nights at home with her husband. She shares all of this on her blog Play Dough & Popsicles.

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