Sunday, November 30, 2014

Christmas Science with Magna-Tiles & Jingle Bells

Our beloved Magna-Tiles recently got a Christmas makeover! 

It all started when I pulled out some jingle bells for the boys to explore with. Next thing I know, we've got 3D Christmas trees decorated with jingle bells in my living room...

Turns out this simple combination of materials makes a great Christmas science activity for kids.

Christmas trees made using Magna-Tiles and jingle bells from And Next Comes L

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Easy Christmas Science for Kids Using Magna-Tiles

The boys created some Christmas trees using three Magna-Tiles isosceles triangles. Then they started sticking some jingle bells on to decorate them. And voila - instant festive decorations!

Christmas trees made using Magna-Tiles and jingle bells from And Next Comes L

The boys also built some boxes to hold all of the jingle bells. They proceeded to fill and dump, fill and dump, fill and dump...

Playing with Magna-Tiles and jingle bells from And Next Comes L

Christmas science for toddlers and preschoolers using Magna-Tiles and jingle bells from And Next Comes L

Christmas science for toddlers and preschoolers using Magna-Tiles and jingle bells from And Next Comes L

Next, the boys stacked some Magna-Tiles to create some DIY jingle shaker instruments. A little bit of dancing followed suit.

Toddler and preschool Christmas science using Magna-Tiles and jingle bells from And Next Comes L

Magna-Tiles and jingle bells shakers from And Next Comes L

J also came up with some kind of game using the Magna-Tiles and jingle bells. He stacked all the silver bells on the Magna-Tiles and then tried to knock them off using the green and red bells. And now I totally want to sing "Silver Bells..."

Playing with Magna-Tiles and jingle bells from And Next Comes L

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2 comments:

  1. Love this idea! My 3 year old son really enjoys his Magna Tiles - it was such a great investment for a birthday gift. He plays with them every day and is always building the most creative things - it constantly astonishes me! We're doing this today!

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    1. I love that about Magna-Tiles! My boys have built some pretty crazy creative things with them and just like your son, my boys play with them every single day. Hope you had fun with the jingle bells activity!

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