Each of these magnet reindeer games can be explored with magnets above the mazes or under them. Your children will have fun exploring each of the reindeer games. Once they have figured out how to get through each of the mazes, they can find unique and fun ways to have the reindeer go through them.
Reindeer Games with Magnets
Downloading the Mazes and Reindeer
Before your children can explore the reindeer games, you will need to download the Reindeer Games with Magnets set. It includes five different mazes and a set of printable reindeer. You will want to print the mazes and the reindeer out on card stock.
Gathering the Other Supplies
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You will need to create a workspace for your mazes out of an old cereal box. The box will need to be covered with wrapping paper on all but the top of the box.
Then you will need to clip a maze to the cereal box with mini clothespins. It will help the maze stay in place.
Next, you will place a paperclip on the reindeer. This will allow the magnet to move him.
The last thing you will need to do is get a magnetic wand. While you could use other kinds of magnets, the wand will be easy to use over and inside the box.
Playing The Reindeer Games
There are a number of reindeer games you can play with the mazes. Let me share them with you.
Over the Maze
You can pick up the paper clipped reindeer with the wand. Then you can slide or move the reindeer on the wand through each of the mazes. He can move through the mazes upside down or hooves at the bottom of the magnet. It is really up to you.
The wand can be held out in front of you or down over the maze. There really isn’t a wrong way to hold it.
Magnet in the Box
You can place the paper clipped reindeer beside start on the top of the cereal box. Then you can hold the wand inside the box.
You can slowly move the reindeer through the maze by moving the wand around inside the box. This can be a little tricky, but boy is it fun.
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