Monday, January 13, 2014

Create, Explore and Play with Magnets

Today, I explored magnets.

I know magnets stick to certain metals only.  I was curious if we have the kind of metals they stick to.  I discovered we did.

Magnets stuck to certain parts of the covers of our pans and all over the place on our bowls.

When I was playing with the magnets, I discovered that they could stick to each other through plastic.  So, I could stick them together to make a cool game.  

I tried to toss little metal balls into cups and if they hit the magnet I was pretty happy.

Then, I started to build structures like this one:

 I named this structure The Cool Ball Sticks.

This is another structure I made.  

Oh, by the way, I can create a lot of things with magnets!  Now, let me get back to what I was talking about.

That cool structure that I made in the bowl is called The Hut.  Two balls are people in the hut.

This is me surrounded by my cool structures.  Magnet structures, remember?

This is me building another structure, attaching two bowls together.  The structure is like there are two buildings right beside each other connected by a little bridge.

I also made a small little building inside a bowl.

Can you create magnet structures?  I'd like to see pictures!


  1. Super cute! Great job discovering magnets and what kinds of metal they stick to!

  2. Looks like you had a fun-filled day with magnets Nina! I love those magnets, so cool! Keep up the fun learning! :-) Lisa E

  3. I love it all! :) Nilufer

  4. Is there any way to attach pictures here? I could attach a picture of what Ilayda had done with her magnets. Not as fancy as yours though Nina! Nilufer

  5. Nilufer, I don;t think so, but you can put them on our personal FB page or on the Training Happy hearts FB page and she will see them. :) Thank you.

  6. What a fun, creative day you've had Nina! Great blog!

  7. Nina: Thank you very much for the idea of combining the lids from the kitchen with the magnet. Ilayda has been spending the morning enjoying the lids and the magnets together. She had great fun! Even her 1 year old little brother enjoyed the magnets this way and tried her own building. Thank you very much! Nilufer


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