Magna-Tiles® Glow: Making Your Creations Glow in the Dark

You already know that magnetic blocks for kids deliver all-day play. But what if the fun could light up the night as well? Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark magnetic blocks for kids are ideal for imaginative free play, learning activities, and more, with all the fun of our original shapes plus a cool glow that’s impossible to resist. Learn more about Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark sets and how they offer even more screen-free fun for little kids with big imaginations.

Why Choose Glow-in-the-Dark Toys?

Think back to your childhood, and you probably remember glow-in-the-dark toys fondly. From disposable wristbands, crowns, and wands to the plastic stars that may have decorated your bedroom’s ceiling, glow-in-the-dark toys are lots of fun for kids of all ages. There’s little doubt that today’s kids enjoy these brightly colored toys just as much, and there are plenty of good reasons to make glowing items a regular part of learning activities and play. Just a few include:

  • Explaining concepts of night and day
  • Introducing ideas about what light is and how it is created
  • Teaching the science behind glow-in-the-dark toys and how phosphors make them work
  • Making the dark less scary for kids
  • Encouraging new kinds of sensory play

Glow-in-the-dark toys are also a great way to take fun outside – even as days start to grow shorter. Kids will be eager to turn off screens and head outdoors as they learn about all kinds of things that glow in the dark, from fireflies to stars in the nighttime sky.

The Benefits of Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark Sets

The Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark 16-Piece Set includes an assortment of squares and right, equilateral, and isosceles triangles that enable kids to build all kinds of structures and creations. Our 24-piece set creates even more possibilities. Regardless of the set you choose, each shape is easy to grip and made with food-grade ABS plastic that’s free from BPA, phthalates, and latex, making them safe for kids of all ages.

Thanks to powerful ceramic magnets, pieces come together with a distinctive “click” – once you hear it, you know the connection is secure. Sonic welding ensures the magnets stay safely inside, while metallic corner rivets and a spoke-like design offer added strength to stand up to daily play sessions.

What’s more, Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark magnetic shapes work with all other Magna-Tiles® construction sets. Whether children want to build a city that glows in the night, create vehicles that streak past in a blaze of light, or spell out their names in shining shapes, it’s all possible with the building toys they know and love.

Lighting Things Up With Magnetic Blocks for Kids

There’s no doubt your little ones will want to play with their new Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark set as soon as you bring it home. However, you’ll need to power up the shapes before they’re ready to deliver eye-catching illumination. Doing so is simple – UV rays will feed the phosphors that power the magnetic shapes and provide an opportunity to talk about several scientific concepts, including:

  • How the sun produces energy
  • All the ways we use solar power
  • The relationship between our planet, the sun, and other bodies in the solar system
  • And more.

To get things glowing right away, use the included LED keychain light to supercharge the tiles. Longer exposure to light means a brighter glow, and kids can conduct experiments to see how long it takes to achieve the brightness they want.

Make Creativity Shine

Whether you’re seeking hands-on learning tools for the classroom or ways to minimize dependence on screens at home, Magna-Tiles® Glow in the Dark magnetic blocks for kids are sure to be a favorite. To find even more ways to encourage imaginative free play, explore our other magnetic construction sets and browse our blog for ideas. Have questions? Contact us today.