Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Play With Me ~ Magneatos

What do you get when you add the 36 piece Magneatos set to the 24 piece curved Magneatos?

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Hours of fun and entertainment!!

This month we’re featuring a fun and versatile toy from Guidecraft ~ Magneatos! Here are a few fun ways that you can use Magneatos to learn {or just have fun} with your little one.

Shapes ~ Adding in the curved set of magnetos really expands the shapes that you can put together! Four simple curves make a circle, a few curves, balls, and straight Magneatos make a heart…and the list goes on! Once your little one has mastered the basic shapes, you can start making 3 dimensional ones!

Pom-Pom Toss ~ Mama Jenn made small hoops {putting two of the curved Magneatos together} and the kids had fun tossing pom poms through the hoops on the refrigerator.

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Bowling ~ Need I say more? This was a huge hit in our house as well!


Hit the Gym ~ They may not be heavy, but you have to admit it…little boys will love being ‘strong’ and it may keep them out of your personal fitness equipment {ahem…assuming that yours is being used and not collecting dust}. Have your little one count how many ‘reps’ they are doing and see how high you can count.


ABC’s and Spell a Name ~ The curves help out in making the letters of the alphabet, so you can practice spelling the name of your little one or other members of your family.

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Early Science ~ Have fun exploring the different areas around your house that are {or aren’t} magnetic! 

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Color Matching ~ Jenn’s kids got creative and realized that they could also put the Magneatos on the refrigerator. They started a little color matching with our refrigerator alphabet letters. The kids matched and attached the red letters with the red Magneatos, green with green and so forth!


Animals ~ Our kids have had so much fun trying to create different animals out of the Magneatos.

image Miniature Golf Course ~ Cindy from Along the Way had a mini-golf course set up in her living room ~ how fun is that??


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Patterns ~ You can work on simple {or more complex} patterns with your kids! If you make them into circles, you can even have fun rolling your patterns!


More Ideas…

  • set up a simple obstacle course with them, have your tot jump over them, jump in a shape you make, etc.
  • Make large shapes on the ground and have your tot hop into the shape you call out
  • Work on sorting by color, size, and shape
  • Work on counting

If you would like to win a set for your child, here is your chance!! Head over to Homeschool Creations for a Magneatos giveaway {ends 10/3/10} for the 36-piece set of Magneatos AND a 24 curved Magneatos set. If you can’t wait to win, Magneatos can be purchased directly from Guidecraft or also from Amazon.

AND If you haven’t heard, Guidecraft is also hosting a Back to School Twitter Party on Tuesday, September 28th from 8-9pm EST ~ you won’t want to miss it!! There will be over $1,000 in prizes, including 2 $500 credits, a gorgeous play kitchen, and several other fun prizes!!

Have fun playing!! :)

Much thanks to Guidecraft who provided this great educational toy for us to use and review as a part of the Guidecraft Mom Bloggers team.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love all the ways you came up with to use these. The pom pom toss looks like hours of fun.