Homemade Magnifying glass

Zip-lock bags
Water

1.Fill the bags with different amounts of water

2.Zip up the bags.

Each of these bags has a different magnifying strength. The children can use these bags to magnify things around the house, such as fine print in books. They can even do the Fingerprints activity. These magnifiers are also useful when children are exploring flowers and insects.

Homemade Magnets

Paper clips
Magnet

1.Straighten the paper clip.

2.Rub a magnet over the paper clip, at least 25 times in the same direction.

3.The magnet is ready.

Hide some small metal items in a dish of sand and the children can use their magnet to hunt for the ‘treasures’.

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