Do magnets work through water? Put a paper clip in a clear jar-fill with water. Let your child use a magnet (on the outside) to move the clip up and out of the water.
Cover the inside of a shoebox lid with paper. Drop paint and 1 metal piece on the paper. While you hold it have your child move a magnet under the lid-moving the metal and the paint!
Attach a magnet to a string. Attach the string to a table (or other high surface). Let your child use a magnet to make the tied magnet dance with out even touching it!
Demonstrate how 2 magnets can attract each other, then flip the magnets to show how they can also push each other apart. Sit together and explore a magnet’s poles!
This week’s lessons will focus on science: exploring magnets! Playing with magnets is so fun for young children. To many a magnet’s power is almost like magic! If you do not have a strong magnet a “magnet wand” is a wonderful purchase. You can find these plastic, handled magnets at teacher supply stores or on Amazon. They are super sturdy and will last a very, very long time! Another great magnet exploration item is a set of magnet balls. These are highly popular in most kindergarten classrooms and will keep your five year old busy and learning! If you cannot purchase these items, a couple of strong refrigerator magnets will work for any of the lessons this week!
Place 5 placemats in a row on a carpeted area. As your child slowly says words with 3-5 phonemes have her jump on a placemat for each sound that is verbalized.
Supply many crumpled paper balls and a basket. Have your child say words with 3-5 phonemes (b/l/o/ck = 4). Your child can throw a ball into the basket as each sound is said.