Magnetic tiles are life, and so is this magnetic tiles color mix exploration! This easy preschool activity has my boys discovering many new color combinations. Invitations to explore can be silent set-ups that naturally engage preschoolers to play and discover. This particular preschool activity explores the mixing of primary colors.
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Full disclosure, my preschooler thought of this idea himself. – Children often make the best discoveries and this is a reminder to sit back and watch what happens. Indoor activities that have open-ended toys help make this happen.
Sometimes, watching your preschooler is more rewarding than taking a break. (yes, I said sometimes because we all need a coffee break) It is AMAZING what you will learn about your preschooler’s personalities and how they learn.
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- Show your child the three primary color magnetic tiles. (red, yellow, blue)
- Sit somewhere, looking towards a natural light source.
- Allow your preschooler to look through each color tile.
- Build colors together to see if they make new color combinations.
This is the simplest sensory activity to get the creative juices flowing.
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First, pick your magnetic tiles. Next, get exploring.
This is the first on our list because this is one of our most used toys.
We use magnetic tiles Every. Single. Day. My youngest likes to transport them from the living room to the refrigerator, and my oldest two create parking garages for their matchbox cars. When we head out of town, these come with us!
For this activity, I prompted my preschooler’s thinking with these phrases. However, watch and see what happens! I bet your child will also come up with some epic discoveries on thier own.
- What color will you see if you look through red and blue?
- Have you tried combining blue and yellow?
- What color will you see if you combine red and yellow?
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Keeping a two-year-old entertained for the day is not an easy task. One minute they are content, and the next, they pull on your pants for another snack. Creating a predictable schedule that benefits you and your toddler will help you better enjoy your days.
I’ve never heard of Picasso Tiles.. these are pretty darn cool!! 🙂
Julie Hood says
I love that you include how this will help their cognitive development and readiness for kindergarten!! It sounds like when I was writing lesson plans for 8th grade English classes–"after this lesson, the student will be able to…" etc. haha. They seem so so fun!!