- 10 to 15 minutes
- Plastic tub full of sand
- Small metal objects
A magnet is fun to play with, and in this activity it is paired with the excitement of a treasure hunt. Hide the metal objects in the sand and let your child pull them out with the magnet.
- Make a list of each item in the sand to cross off as they are pulled out until all are found.
- Add a few plastic items and discuss what happens to them.
- Have your child gather a few items around the house and try them out, and then discuss the results.
Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.
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