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Paper Plate Magnetic Maze – Preschool Magnet Activity

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. 

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 preschoolers

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)
  • Markers
  • Foam Piece
  • Magnet
  • Magnetic Wand 

Exploring magnets with preschoolers

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.

Magnet activities for kids

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 kids

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. 

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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Alphabet Printables for Preschoolers

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