Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Magnets topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Magnet Scavenger Hunt

Give your child a small magnet and have him or her go on a scavenger hunt to find magnetic objects around the home. He or she can collect the items into a group, draw pictures of each object, take a photo, or video the magnet at work.

Magnets Everywhere

Have your child hunt for tools and objects that use magnets in them, such as screwdrivers and can openers. How do magnets help us everyday? How do we use them? Discuss the items with your child. Then have him or her come up with an invention that uses magnets. He or she can draw the invention and write a short description. If possible, make the invention together!

Filed as:  Forces, K-3, Magnets, Science