The children have been learning about magnets in Lower Kindergarten. We realised that magnets stick together but sometimes they don’t want to touch each other, no matter how hard we try! The children experimented with their magnet wands, touching various objects on the table. They discovered that only metal objects stick to magnets and had lots of fun watching them magically jump onto the magnet! Some children were able to predict whether objects would stick to their magnet or not.
We then put some paper and paint in a tray and added a few metal split pins. We held magnets underneath the tray and watched as the pins danced around. We made some wonderful patterns as the pins mixed our paint together.