Have your kids ever explored magnets and Christmas science? Do they love sensory bins? Here’s the perfect opportunity to create a Christmas magnet science and sensory play experiment in one easy activity. Check out all of our easy to set up Christmas Science Activities for Kids!
CHRISTMAS MAGNET SCIENCE & SENSORY BIN
SCIENCE AND SENSORY PLAY COMBINED
Magnet science and sensory play all rolled into one! This Christmas themed, magnetic science activity is also awesome sensory play for early learning. A quick set up, a simple invitation to play, and an easy science lesson in one great sensory bin! We love easy science play.
Sensory bins are perfect for young kids and we have quite a few fun Christmas sensory bins to choose from too. If you would like to know more about sensory bins and all the amazing benefits they provide plus easy set up tips, click here.
If you really like the idea of sensory and science play together, make sure to check out some of these fun Christmas themed activities.
CHRISTMAS MAGNET SCIENCE AND SENSORY BIN SET UP
Since we are headed to Christmas time, I thought I would throw together a really quick magnetic sensory bin for him to explore. I grabbed a small container, filler, a magnet kit and a few odds and ends! We used polyfil weighted beads for filler, but we have many favorite fillers to choose from as well.
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Polyfil Plastic Weighted Beads or filler of choice
Cut straws, pipe cleaners, large paper clips
Metal cookie cutters or mason jar rings
Jingle bells of varying sizes
Magnifying glass and tweezers
Containers for collecting and sorting
Assemble your sensory bin and leave out as an invitation to explore. It’s always fun to add some non magnetic items to increase exploration and curiosity. This also makes a great opportunity to model experimentation and create a dialogue with your child about what is happening!
I love how much these magnetic wands can pick up at one time. Often he will even count out how many items he picks up to try and beat the previous attempt! A terrific way to incorporate science and math.
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Fun and simple science sensory play for any time of the year, but make it special with a Christmas theme! Sensory bins like this Christmas magnet science bin are awesome for hands-on learning and play! Make one now to last all season.