Have your kids ever explored magnets for Christmas science? Do they love sensory bins? Here’s the perfect opportunity to create a Christmas magnetic sensory bin for holiday play and learning. Check out all of our easy to set up Christmas Science Activities for Kids!
CHRISTMAS MAGNETS FOR KIDS
CHRISTMAS SCIENCE AND SENSORY PLAY
Magnetic science and sensory play all rolled into one! This Christmas theme 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 fun 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. Click here to learn more about sensory bins and all the amazing benefits they provide plus easy set up tips.
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CHRISTMAS MAGNETIC SENSORY BIN
To go along with our Christmas theme we used a lot of red and green items!
- Magnet Kit
- Polyfill Plastic Weighted Beads or filler of choice (see our sensory bin fillers)
- 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
CHRISTMAS SENSORY BIN SET UP:
Add your filler to a large bin and place a variety of items on top to explore. Use the magnetic wand to experiment with what items can be picked up.
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 an item one at a 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.
Fun and simple magnetic play for any time of the year, but make it special with a Christmas theme! Sensory bins like this Christmas magnetic science bin are awesome for hands-on learning and play! Make one now to last all season.
MORE FUN WITH MAGNETS
HOLIDAY LEARNING AND PLAY WITH MAGNETIC SENSORY BIN
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