My 5 year old is quite messy when it comes to coloring with markers, so I really like that this set is mess free. My son can still have fun, just without getting it all over himself.
We had so much fun playing with the Primary Science Magnet Set. My 5, 3 and 1.5 year old boys were all thoroughly interested and wanted to try all the activities. We started with the ladybug maze where you use one magnet below the maze and try to guide him through using the magnet. We came back to this game later and "hid" magnets in the maze that the ladybug had to "find" and collect to while moving through the race. Next, we used the bar magnets below the two plastic cars and made the cars spin and repel from each other and then "crash" into each other when the magnets would attract. Then, my son discovered the round ring magnets that would slide onto the pole magnet and that he could make them float and actually jump and spring off the end of the post because the magnet pull to repel away from each other was so strong! We then pulled out paper clips and tested how many clips each of the magnets could hold up. The included activity cards give lots of great suggestions but we easily came up with more or adaptations to the suggestions as well for even more play. This set was an absolute hit with my boys! Disclosure: I received this set for free to review on my website A Mom's Take. Opinions above are my own.
It didn't take long for my kids to want to play with the Magnet Set ofter they saw hubby and me checking it out. I love how there are so many different fun activities you can do with this set. You are able to move little lady bugs around on the maze while moving a handle around the bottom of the maze. You are also able to put a ring on the stand then put another one and it will float above the other magnet. To the kids it was like magic. You are able to see how one way you can stack the magnets on each other, or how they will come together and get stuck really fast. You are also able to use opposite sides of the magnets to where you can move the magnets or have them float, without them ever touching. Very amazing. All components of the set are magnetized, there is a really cool Handle magnet, that is kid friendly spin on the design of a traditional U-shaped magnet. Oddly, this was my favorite thing in the set. Something about its design screamed "cool" and "innovation". Of course, my son's favorite parts were the little magnetized cars, which can also be "magically" moved via magnet under the table. I am really happy with the included activity cards, as they are really interesting. There are a lot of really cool suggestions that you can try and be amazed by. The ideas on the activity cards will help you think of even more creative ideas. The kids have had so much fun testing this and that. I feel they have learned a lot about how magnets work, the pull they have and gravity. This would be great for any classroom, or at home to teach your little ones
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