Every chance I get, I try to switch up my magnet board to something new and interesting and this simple magnetic spider game turned out to be super fun…
I actually tried several approaches to using these magnetic spiders. The spiders are made out of pipe cleaners. The wire in the pipe cleaner is magnetic so if you use a good magnet tool, you can make the spiders crawl or at the very least, they are fun to pick up with a magnetic wand).
My kids like to see how many spiders they could pick up at one time with the wands. Then they would toss them back onto the spider web…
I had this center out for a couple of days and as I said earlier, I tried several approaches. I also put spiders in a bottle to see if the children could move the spiders with a magnetic wand…
Some of the children could get the spiders to move but others really had trouble with it and found it frustrating…
The children preferred to just use the wands to pick up the spiders from the magnetic board or cookie sheet. The next favorite thing to do was to smash the spiders with the magnetic wands:)
So perhaps this game should be called The spider grab and smash game!
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