Make one of these fun magnetic maze puzzles easily with our simple ideas for the whole year. From magnet painting to cool magnetic slime we have hands-on magnet activities for every kind of kid. Magnets are fascinating science and kids love to explore with them. Simple science activities make great play ideas too!
HOW TO MAKE A PAPER PLATE MAZE WITH MAGNETS
FUN WITH MAGNETS
Let’s explore magnetism, and create your own magnetic maze out of simple household items. Mazes are a great activity for young and older kids. Here we add a twist to our maze puzzle with magnets. Learn about magnetism through fun hands-on play!
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Make sure to ask questions and talk about observations with your child! Learning is all about sparking curiosity and wonder in the world around us. Help young kids learn to think like a scientist and present them with open ended questions to encourage their observation and thinking skills.
YOU WILL NEED
- Marker, pen or pencils
- Paper plate or cardboard
- Paper clip
- Magnet (we have this set)
HOW TO MAKE A MAGNETIC MAZE PUZZLE
STEP 1. Draw a simple maze on the paper plate with pencil.
STEP 2. Trace over the paper plate maze with black marker.
Optional: Use colored pencils or markers to decorate your maze.
STEP 3. Place the paper clip at the start of the maze and use the magnet to guide it through the maze to the other end.
Either use the magnet underneath the plate or from above to pull the paper clip forward. What do you find works best?
STEP 4. Increase the difficulty level by using a timer. How fast can you complete the maze?
HOW DOES A MAGNETIC MAZE WORK?
Magnets can either pull toward each other or push away from each other. Grab a few magnets and check this out for yourself!
Usually, magnets are strong enough for you to use one magnet to push another around on top of a table and never have them touch each other. Give it a try!
When magnets pull together or bring something closer, it is called attraction. When magnets push themselves or things away, they repel.
MORE FUN MAGNET ACTIVITIES
MAKE A MAGNETIC MAZE PUZZLE FOR KIDS
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