The last couple of weeks we've been doing some activities as an introduction to magnets. These were all inspired by Amy's posts from The Wonder Years.
The first thing we did is dig through a bowl of lentils with the magnet to search for different items. When L found one she would place it in the correct outline. This way she would know when she'd found them all.
We then put the magnet on a ribbon and picked up objects one by one.
Next time I added some non-magnetic items and she categorised them. This was easy for her but she only wanted to do it a couple of times. I thought she would then want to go around the house trying things out but she wasn't that interested. She seemed to be like so it's magnetic no biggie!
14 hours ago