Montessori Monday – Montessori Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Activity

Montessori Magnetic and Non-Magnetic ActivityMagnetic and non-magnetic is typically a very popular science activity for Montessori preschoolers. It’s one of the introductory science presentations in the primary (preschool) Montessori classroom and is an activity that can work well in a homeschool or preschool environment.

Following are some ideas for magnetic and non-magnetic from around the blogosphere.

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Montessori Preschool Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Activities

Magnetic vs. Non-Magnetic (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Magnetic vs. Non-Magnetic (Photo from Counting Coconuts)

Magnetic vs. Non-Magnetic from Counting Coconuts

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic by Cindy from Along the Way at Totally Tots

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic from The Education of Ours

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic from Umamah Learning Academy

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic (Photo by Julie at The Adventures of Bear)

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic (Photo by Julie at The Adventures of Bear)

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic (photo) and Magnetic and Non-Magnetic from The Adventures of Bear

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic from The Moveable Alphabet

Use of a Magnet Presentation from Moteaco

Free Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Printables from Primary Treasure Chest

Free Magnetic/Non-Magnetic Sorting Mat from PreKinders

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic from Montessori Print Shop

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic from Montessori Print Shop

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Materials Available for Purchase from Montessori Print Shop

Magnetic/Non-Magnetic Activity Available for Purchase (containing all necessary items) from Montessori Services

Magnetic/Non-Magnetic Activity (Photo from Montessori Services)

Magnetic/Non-Magnetic Activity (Photo from Montessori Services)

(My review from an earlier Montessori Services Review/Giveaway): The Montessori Services magnetic/non-magnetic activity includes:

I really like the Alnico horseshoe magnet that’s included with the set. It has an especially strong magnetic field and would work well for a variety of activities exploring magnets … as well as for “fishing” games you can prepare to reinforce colors, shapes, letters, or numbers.

The magnetic/non-magnetic activity can be set up in just a few minutes. The labels are made with a special new material that doesn’t need to be laminated. You can bend the material and get it wet.

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Layout

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Layout

If you prefer to prepare your own magnetic/non-magnetic activity rather than purchasing the set, you can purchase most of the parts separately from Montessori Services. The horseshoe magnet is great, and I find Montessori Services trays and boxes useful for activities of all kinds.

I’ve seen magnetic/non-magnetic activities prepared in a number of different formats in Montessori schools and Montessori manuals. Some teachers have the child test and sort the materials on the tray itself. My photo of the magnetic/non-magnetic activity on a Montessori Services rug shows one way the activity could be laid out.

Variations on the Traditional Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Activity and Montessori Elementary Magnet Activities

Spanish Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Activity from Olives and Pickles

Magnet Sensory Bin (Photo from Gift of Curiosity)

Magnet Sensory Bin (Photo from Gift of Curiosity)

3 Ways to Have Fun with Magnets from Gift of Curiosity

Magnet Sensory Bin from Little Hands, Big Work

Magnetic Work Mostly for Younger Students from The Moveable Alphabet

Magnetic Fishing from The Wonder Years

Magnetic/Non-Magnetic Objects (using a magnetized fishing pole) from Chasing Cheerios

Sink or Float and Magnetic or Non-Magnetic from Tired, Need Sleep

Magnetic Bottle from The Wonder Years

Magnetism Discovery Box (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Magnetism Discovery Box (Photo from The Imagination Tree)

Discovery Magnetism Box from The Imagination Tree

Layers of the Earth, Magnetism (Elementary) and More Magnetism from What DID We Do All Day?

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Activity for Senior Citizens  (The Moveable Alphabet)

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Activity for Senior Citizens (The Moveable Alphabet)

Magnetic and Non-Magnetic Activity for Seniors from The Moveable Alphabet

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.

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