Magnatiles Ideas for Kids

Looking for ideas to build with magnetic tiles? Try these Magnatiles ideas!

I am pretty sure that I could purge our playroom of all toys, except for our Magna-Tiles, and the kids would still think they have the best playroom around. That's because of all the toys that we have ever owned, Magna-Tiles have been played with the most. My kids absolutely adore them!

Many hours have been spent building structures and towers out of Magna-Tiles over the years, but we have also used them to explore math, science, and creativity. Here are some of our favorite Magnatiles activities.

Magna tiles building ideas

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Magna-Tiles: Are They Worth the Price?

My son with hyperlexia has never been interested in building towers with regular blocks. Instead, all building blocks were turned into letters or numbers. Other building block sets were also frustrating to him. Furthermore, I had to watch for building sets that contained small pieces as he is an oral sensory seeker, meaning everything eventually ends up in his mouth at some point.

So yes, I was hesitant to first purchase a set of Magna-Tiles for this reason.

They are also expensive.

Yet, I kept hearing great things about them and ended up splurging on a 100 piece set of clear colors. And I am so glad that I did because they get played with more than any other toy in our house. They are played with nearly every single day, which is why we now have two full sets.

However, I think my favorite thing about Magna-Tiles is that they are easy to build with. They just stick together! But if you need further convincing, here are 7 reasons why Magna-Tiles are a must have toy.

Magna-Tiles: Which Set to Get?

We have both the 100 piece set of clear colors and the 100 piece set of solid colors, but there are other options available. There are also other brands of magnetic tiles. I only have experience with the Magna-Tiles brand and they are simply fantastic!

I personally prefer the clear colors versus the solid colors for two reasons. First, the clear colors are more versatile and can be used for natural light and light table play. Second, I find the solid colors kind of ugly, to be honest. But my kids still adore them! I just find them less attractive than the clear colors. Completely a personal preference.

In terms of which size set to purchase, it really depends on how many kids will likely play with them at one time. I found that one set of 100 pieces didn't go far between my two boys, which is why we ended up getting a second set of 100 pieces.

Magna-Tiles 100 piece set of clear colors

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Magna-Tiles 100 piece set of solid colors

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Activities for Kids Using Magna-Tiles

There are lots of different ways to play with Magna-Tiles, especially if you have the clear colors set. The clear colored Magna-Tiles are perfect for exploring with light, including building in natural light or using them on the light table. Here are some of the different ways that we have explored light, math, science, and more using the Magna-Tiles.

Magnatiles ideas and activities for kids of all ages - lots of easy ideas for toddlers too!



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