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Hidden Prizes

A magnet is great fun to play with. This activity pairs a magnet with the excitement of a treasure hunt.


  • 10 to 15 minutes


  • Plastic tub full of sand
  • Small metal objects
  • Magnet


A magnet is fun to play with, and in this activity it is paired with the excitement of a treasure hunt. Hide the metal objects in the sand and let your child pull them out with the magnet.


  • Make a list of each item in the sand to cross off as they are pulled out until all are found.
  • Add a few plastic items and discuss what happens to them.
  • Have your child gather a few items around the house and try them out, and then discuss the results.