Building In Nature with Magna-Tiles®
Looking for fresh, new ways to get kids away from their screens and out into the wild? Your Magna-Tiles® collection of magnetic shapes isn’t just for indoor play. Spend some time outside with your curious kids building, learning, and having fun together. You’d be amazed at what a little change of scenery can do for those big imaginations.
Transform Your Backyard with Magna-Tiles®
What will you discover in an afternoon in the yard? Take your magnetic shapes from the patio to the grass and let your little one lead the way. While rain or water isn’t good for your tiles, there are plenty of ways to play on dry land:
Discover the Magic of Fairies
Spark a sense of wonderment by using your tiles to create a colorful fairy village that catches the sunlight. From tiny houses at the base of your old oak tree to grand castles in the grass, there are many ways to bring the magic of sprites, pixies, and nymphs alive that exists somewhere between nature and imagination.
Create Your Own Woodland Scene
Magna-Qubix® sets are especially good for constructing forest creatures that can “live” in your garden for the afternoon. Use your magnetic building toys to construct natural 3-D scenery or play with what’s already been provided by Mother Nature. Crafting turtles, birds, and pets is simple
Decorate for a Patio Party
When guests come to call, what better way to get the kids involved in the prep work than tasking them to add a little color to your patio set? You can take care of the food while your little ones use their Magna-Tiles® to create a tablescape filled with fresh-picked wildflowers in empty tile vases. They can also use their magnetic shapes to create a garage sign and artwork that welcomes guests at first glance.
Bring Out Your Inner Entomologist
Find a whole world of discovery without leaving your yard. If your little explorers are curious about butterflies, ladybugs, dragonflies, and caterpillars, try catching a few and observing their behaviors. Magna-Tiles® are great for constructing temporary terrariums. Here are a few tips:
- Mix and match clear and colored tiles, so you can see inside
- Add grass, twigs, and other natural elements for your insects
- Grab a magnifying glass to take a closer look
Do you have big plans to bring your young adventurers deeper into the wild on a family camping trip? Take your standard and glow-in-the-dark Magna-Tiles® along for the ride. They can keep your little ones busy in the car and provide a wealth of fun activities at night in your camper, RV, or tent. Try catching a few fireflies inside your translucent tile jar and watch them glow under the stars.
Play to Learn in the Great Outdoors
Play and education go hand-in-hand with Magna-Tiles® on the table. While exploring the great wide world around your house, children pick up on a variety of fundamental concepts, including:
- Exploring local wildlife and habitats
- Color matching with natural elements
- Recognizing symmetry in nature
- Finding similar shapes in buildings, traffic signs, etc.
Magna-Tiles® sets come with no instructions, so you can let your imaginations run wild. Check out Magna-Tiles® Play Book: Inspiring Creativity for inspiration.
Embark on a Journey of Discovery with Magna-Tiles®
Keep the fun going — there’s a multitude of ways to play with your magnetic shapes outdoors. Just remember, avoiding water is the best way to ensure they last. For questions about cleaning and caring for your Magna-Tiles®, visit our FAQ section or contact us today.