Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Our Magnetic Discovery Box-- Dicovering and Learning While We Play!

Today, we put together a Magnetic Discovery Box. We used a magnetic wand to discover what is and what isn't magnetic. I filled a plastic bin with beans, some magnetic letters, nuts and bolt, an Altoid tin, pieces of pipe cleaners, twist ties, coins, erasers, crayons, pom poms, and more. Before we started, I asked my son to make a hypothesis (he actually knows what that means thanks to Dinosaur Train on PBS) and guess which items he thought would be magnetic and which wouldn't be. Then we began to explore!
He stirred the mixture up to see what would stick.

We tested his hypothesis to see if it was correct.

We learned a lot and had fun in the process!




  1. what a great idea for a learning project...sometimes as an adult, we forget about learning things that are second nature to us now. it's interesting to see fresh minds learning these things for the first time. thanks for sharing!

    -nycphotog (swap-bot)

  2. That's a great idea. He looks like he's having a lot of fun.

    Gain exposure to your blog 2!

  3. wow thats neat!

    LadyRose (swap-bot)

  4. Hi Magena, I came here from MeloMomma's blog hop. I'm following you and looking forward to reading more. :) Please stop by my blog if you get a chance. :)


  5. He had a blast and learned a lot in the process! Thank you all for stopping by and for your comments :)

  6. This is a great activity! I love sensory activities. I've seen several for sand & water boxes, but this is the first magnetic box I've seen.

    1. We had fun with this one! My youngest really enjoyed guessing what was and wasn't magnetic and testing out his theories.