Ways to Incorporate Magna-Tiles® into Family Time
When it comes to family-friendly fun, a little imagination goes a long way. Spark some creativity while spending time together with Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix®. Whether your kids are into pretend play, board games, computer coding, or construction, adding magnetic blocks into the mix can help level up the fun. Thanks to Magna-Tiles® family time, they’ll learn valuable STEM skills while making memories together.
Take Family Game Night to the Next Level
Roll the dice on a game that leaves everyone feeling like a winner. From putting a new spin on an old favorite to creating something completely new, game nights offer a host of opportunities to explore. Challenge each other with custom puzzle games, or try your hand at a building-inspired guessing game. You can even craft and test out your own Magna-Tiles® board game on the family. Find a new favorite from some of these ideas:
- Tangram puzzles
- Sudoku challenges
- Labyrinth marble mazes
- Tile dominoes
If you’re trying to appeal to the gamer at heart, Magna-Tiles® are also great for crafting custom coding challenges — build basic algorithms with your budding programmer and test out your designs. Arranging the tiles on a magnetic surface like a cookie sheet can help keep your creations stable, and working together in groups fosters teamwork and cooperation.
Fuel Imaginations During Craft Time
Just like art, there are no rules when it comes to using your magnetic building sets — it’s all about open-ended play. If spending time together usually involves paint, glue, and construction paper, incorporating magnetic shapes can help you find new ways to let little imaginations soar. From building scenery to tracing and color play, you can dive into a variety of creative projects together. Making family time a hands-on experience with Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® can be simple:
- Trace the shapes of fun designs
- Create sun catchers that cast a colorful glow
- Construct scenery for a play
- Create the characters and settings from your favorite stories
Let your little ones take the lead and marvel at the results. Along with fine-tuning their motor skills, your kids will be flexing their creative muscles every step of the way. When the projects are complete, get everyone together for an art show or narrated storytelling adventure in the living room. Using a few spare shapes for decorations can help make any event something special.
Magna-Tiles® family time can also be as basic as building together. Craft castles with tall towers, construct cityscapes with enough room for toy cars and trains to roll through and recreate some of the famous structures from around the globe. Play can be an opportunity to explore the world around you and create new ones all your own.
When it comes to construction play, half the fun is demolition — especially with younger kids in the house. Luckily, Magna-Tiles® and Magna-Qubix® are built to last. So you can worry less about breaking your favorite magnetic shapes and more about which project your curious construction crew will be taking on next.
Discover More Family-Friendly Fun
During Magna-Tiles® family time, you’re connecting more than just tiles. Check out our Idea Gallery to find inspiration from other Magna-Makers™ in our online community, and discover more ways to spend time together by using our project guide, Magna-Tiles® Play Book: Inspiring Creativity. If you need help getting started, contact us for more information.