Do your kids love their magnetic tiles? Or maybe not play with them enough?! Here are a TON of magnet tile ideas with activities to get your kids playing!
Magnetic tiles including Magna-tiles, Picasso tiles, and other brands, are super popular with toddlers and preschoolers.
These plastic blocks have magnets along the sides that let them easily stick together, so even small kids can build!
Why do kids love magnetic tiles?
Kids love to play with magnetic tiles because they are open ended and let their creativity soar!
Kids can use these magnetic building blocks to work on fine motor skills, problem solving, stem & science activities, and imaginative play.
They will have fun exploring magnets and grow confident in their building abilities. Before you know it they will be building elaborate magna tile creations!
What are the best brand of magnetic tiles?
Magna-tiles are the most popular, original name brand of magnetic tiles for kids. Picasso tiles are my pick for a high quality, budget friendly alternative.
Compare all of the brands of magnetic tiles here!
Are magnetic tiles worth the price?
Magnetic tiles are pricey. But, they have a lot of uses! If your kids use them every day, they can definitely be worth the cost.
If you have a set of tiles that aren’t getting much use, you might be looking for ideas of cool things to make with magnetic tiles.
Of course, there are tones of things to build with magnetic tiles. But, today I am instead focusing on activities that you can do with them!
Here are some of my favorite magnetic activities for preschoolers!
Magnetic tile activities for kids
Here are some fun activities to do with magnetic tiles with your kids!
Hands-On Geometry Challenge: Building 3D Shapes
Practice your 3D geometry with these simple magnetic tile builds!
Language Activities for Preschoolers: Ball and Tile Play
This is a fun idea - focus on learning prepositions like OVER UNDER and THROUGH while pairing them with awesome magnetic tile builds!
Use dry erase markers to transform tiles into dominoes!
Exploring Symmetry with Magna-Tiles
Symmetry is a fun concept for older preschoolers to learn. Some kids, like my son, love things to be neat and symmetrical. They will love this activity!
Building Rockets with Tin Cans & Magna-Tiles
Think outside the box when sticking magnetic tiles - you can stick them to more than themselves! I love the idea of using tin cans to make rockets!
Mix & Match Creature Puzzles with Magna-Tiles
Did you know you can draw on magnetic tiles with dry erase markers? Make mix and match creatures that way!
Mario Kart Rainbow Road Small World Play
Mario Kart is awesome but this would work with any small cars!
Christmas STEM Activity for Kids with Magna-Tiles & Jingle Bells
Pair triangles with magnetic metal jingle bells to make these cute trees!
Make a Board Game with Magna Tiles
Get creative and make your own board game using tiles flat on the floor!!
What are your favorite magnetic tile activities for kids?!
More about magnetic tiles
- FREE printable Magnetic Tiles care guide
- What is the best brand of magnetic tiles?
- Do all magnetic tiles work together?
- Are magnetic tiles safe for kids?
- The best magnetic tiles for toddlers
- The best accessories to pair with magnetic tiles
- How to clean magnetic tiles
- How to store magnetic tiles
- Creative activities with magnetic tiles
- Picasso Tiles review
- Picasso Tiles vs Mini Picasso Tiles
- Magna-tiles review
- Magna-tiles vs Picasso tiles
- Magna-tiles vs Connetix
- Magna-tiles vs Legos
- Magna-tiles vs Playmags
- Magna-tiles vs Magformers
- Magna-tiles vs Tytan
Thanks for reading!