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.
Preschool Magnet Activity
This is another simple activity that your kids will love and you don’t need many supplies to make them. PLUS you can make as many paper plate activities as you’d like and it can be replayed over and over. This Preschool Magnet Activity is loads of fun for preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students. This is seriously such a clever idea for exploring magnets with preschoolers. Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this magnet projects for kids!
Magnet experiments for kids
Looking for a fun idea for explaining magnets to preschoolers? All you need are a few simple materials you probably already have on hand:
- Paper Plates (One for each maze)
- Foam Piece
- Magnetic Wand
Magnet activities for kids
Start by creating your magnetic piece that will move along the mazes. We did spring themed, so we chose a flower to move around. We cut the flower from a piece of foam and secured a magnet to the back of it.
Exploring magnets with preschoolers
Next create your scene on the paper plate. We did two spring scenes. We created these by drawing on the paper plate with markers. It doesn’t matter what scene you choose, it’s important to draw the dotted line that becomes the maze.
You could do any scene. If your kids like construction, cut out a truck or a caution cone, and draw a construction scene. If your children like dinosaurs, cut out a dinosaur and create a jungle theme. The world is your oyster when it comes to that.
Magnet experiments for preschoolers
When the scenes are created, take your magnet piece. In our instance, it is the flower. Put that at the beginning of the maze track on the paper plate. At the same point, but on the back, place the magnetic wand. If you don’t have one, you can easily make one.
Drag the magnetic wand across the back of the paper plate so that the flower follows the dotted line maze. This is not only super fun but it helps children strengthen motor skills that they will need for future skills.
Magnet Activities for Kids
Looking for more fun ways for kids to explore magnets and physical science? Check these out:
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- Magnetic Field Sensory Bottle – exploring magnets with kids
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