Science Experiments for Kids: Magnetic Board

Have you heard of Playdough to Plato? It is an amazing resource for parents and teachers. Maria, the founder, is ridiculously talented at designed effective and beautiful printables for preschool, kindergarten, and lower elementary aged children. I am really excited to be a part of the Playdough to Plato team as a Science contributor. Once a month, I will post a science activity on Playdough to Plato’s blog once a month. I hope that you “tune in” to the post. I will post a teaser (like this one today) to remind you. My inaugural post is a DIY Magnetic Board! Enjoy!

DIY Magnetic Board with Iron Fillings for CAO

Science Experiments for Kids

Remember the Wooly Willy magnetic board? C’mon, I know you do. As a child I spent hours working to get his facial hair just right. The simple, engaging kids’ science toy was a mesmerizing way to learn about magnetism. Guess what?! Now you can make your own DIY magnetic board just like the Wooly Willy.

DIY Magnetic Board Pinterest

My main issue with Wooly Willy was always that I wanted a blank page to do my own decorating on the paper. This easy version will give your children a lot more creative license to design a piece of (temporary) artwork to their own unique personality and talent.

This activity is easy and inexpensive to put together. Trust me, your children will love this activity. It is truly the activity that keeps on giving.  Click on over to Playdough to Plato for the full tutorial with inquiry based learning ideas and the science behind this activity! So glad you’re here! Talk to you soon!

Marnie

Marnie

Marnie

Founder, Publisher, Writer & Editor at Carrots Are Orange, Inc.
Marnie began Carrots Are Orange in 2010 after the birth of her first son. Carrots Are Orange is a Montessori inspired learning and living blog for parents and educators. She hails from Maine, a wonderfully down to earth place to grow up. Marnie moved to the west coast in 1999, currently living east of Seattle with her husband and three young boys. She is pursuing Montessori certification. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, PBS Kids, BabyCenter, the Melissa & Doug blog, and WhattoExpect.com.
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