Magical Science Activity for 4-6 Year Olds: Magnetic Bunny Maze

Here is a fun game to introduce your child to magnets and the concept of magnetic attraction — how some items get attracted to a magnet. Let them exercise their logic and reason with this maze game. All you need are a paper plate paper clip, and magnet. You are all set then! Take a quick look at the magical science magnetic bunny maze activity video and create a game of your own.

Parental Involvement : Medium

Duration : 30 minutes

Skills Acquired : Gross Motor, Logic & Reason, Play

Materials

  • Paper plate
  • Magnet
  • Sketch pens
  • A4 sheet
  • Paper clips
  • Tape
  • A pair of scissors

Instructions For Magical Science Magnetic Bunny Maze Activity

How to do?

  • Using a sketch pen, draw a maze on the paper plate (Refer to video).
  • In the centre of maze, draw and colour a few carrots.
  • Draw a rabbit on a sheet of paper and cut it out.
  • Tape a paper clip at the backside of the bunny cut-out.

How to play?

  • Place the bunny cut-out at the start point of the maze.
  • Using the magnet, encourage your child to guide the bunny around the maze to reach the carrots.

Did the bunny reach the carrots yet?

You may also make a few more animals and mazes along with your child. How about a helping a lion reach the den? Or, a bird to a nest?

Science behind it

When the magnet is placed at the bottom side of the paper plate, it attracts the bunny cut-out. The paper clip is made of a material which gets attracted by a magnet — such as iron, nickel, etc. The property of magnetic attraction is what we observe while guiding the bunny to the carrots through a maze.

Activity done by Vishwajeet