We received these Connetix Tiles (https://connetixtiles.com/) for Christmas and the kids have been in LOVE! We have played with other magnet tiles at friends’ and relatives’ houses and these by far are the easiest for the children to create with- the magnets are strong- lending to be able to create large and multi-level constructions- they are definitely worth the investment. Instead of getting a whole bunch of small items, sometimes the Easter bunny brings something like this to our home. The benefit of the magnet tiles is they teach kids about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), they encourage their ability to construct and use their spatial sense and problem solving and they allow them to manipulate objects, developing their fine motor skills. Open-ended toys like promote the use of imagination and develop communication skills if they are interacting with another child while building. I think that these magnet tiles are the perfect addition to either your home and/or classroom. (This is not a sponsored post, nor do we use affiliate links- we only share things we truly LOVE!) Materials Easter Egg Hunt Challenge Cards Easter Egg Hunt Challenge Cards: can you build eggs Scissors Filler Eggs Magnet Tiles Can You Get to 100? Pin Ball Game Can You Get to 100 Game Point Cards & Prompt get to 100 eggs Scissors Tape Cookie Sheet Bouncy ball/ marble Magnet tiles Can You Build The Easter Bunny a Home Can You Build the Easter Bunny a Home? Prompt Build home for bunny Magnet Tiles Bunny Figurine, toy or we made bunnies out of these peg dolls https://woodpeckerscrafts.com/peg-doll-people/ inspired by this amazing project from The Art Garden: https://theartgardenblog.com/2018/03/21/milk-carton-bunny-habitat/ We always find these items useful too: Directions Easter Egg Challenge Print the provided Easter egg challenge cards and cut them out. Pop them into Easter eggs to hide and then find, trying the challenge or simply use the deck as is. If you are playing this with a group of kids you could divide into teams, turn your backs to each other and see what you have come up with when you turn around! Easter Egg Pin Ball Maze (Can you get to 100?) Print the point cards. Create a maze on a cookie sheet with slots at the end for your point cards and obstacles to getting there as seen in the video. The beauty of this project is that you can make your maze as challenging as you like! Tape your maze cards onto the slots at the ends of the mazes. Give your pinball maze to a partner and use a large marble or bouncy ball to see if you can get up to 100! To increase the challenge, set a timer to see if you can beat your previous time to get there! Be sure to switch with your partner so each person gets a chance with both the construction and the playing. Can You Build The Easter Bunny a Home Print out the prompt and display it with a bunny like an invitation to build. Use the magnet tiles to build your own unique home for the Easter bunny! Pin this idea Purpose Exploring magnetism through building activities. Problem solving and challenging oneself! Safety Notes Follow the product directions on the magnet tiles. (When you buy magnet tiles look at the safety testing that is done. If a tile is damaged, throw it out and be aware that if a magnet is accidentally consumed somehow if a tile was to be broken, contact medical assistance immediately. We have not had this problem at all with the Connetix brand with lots of play!) Use scissors with care and direct, adult supervision. Small items such as balls can be a choking hazard, therefore be sure to keep them out of the reach of children ages 0-3 years of age or those that tend to put things into their mouths. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.