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Magnetic Tile Toys – Unique Build-a-Robot Activity

magnetic tile toys robot activity

Magnetic tile toys are so versatile! Take a break from building castles, and build-a-robot using screws, nuts, bolts, and other metal objects for loose parts!

Why We Love Magnetic Tile Toys

When it comes to creative play, it’s important that you have some open-ended play toys for them to explore! Magnetic tiles allow kiddos to build imaginatively and confidently with the aid of a magnetic force! 

Not all magnetic tiles are alike though, which is why we love Connetix Magnetic Tiles. They are super strong, durable, vibrant, and have a fun beveled design. They have lots of sets to choose from including a ball run and car sets

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Setting Up Magnetic Tile Toys for a Build-a-Robot Activity

The great part about this fun activity is that all you need are magnetic tile toys and metal loose parts to start creating. Have the kiddos build the robot, or surprise them with a pre-built one and present a tray of bolts, screws, nuts, and other metal objects for them to decorate!

Watch the video to see the activity in action! I love how my daughter used allen wrenches as noses, and mason jar lids for eyes and ears!

Setting Up Magnetic Tile Toys for a Build-a-Robot Activity

The great part about this fun activity is that all you need are magnetic tile toys and metal loose parts to start creating. Have the kiddos build the robot, or surprise them with a pre-built one and present a tray of bolts, screws, nuts, and other metal objects for them to decorate!

Watch the video to see the activity in action! I love how my daughter used allen wrenches as noses, and mason jar lids for eyes and ears!

magnetic tile toys robot activity

Tips for Making This Magnetic Tile Robot

Choose Strong Magnetic Tiles. I’ve found that the stronger the magnetic tile toys, the longer lasting the play! No kiddo likes spending a bunch of time building something only to have it topple down because of weak magnets! That’s why we love Connetix Tiles. They are super strong!

Raid the Tool Box! After building a strong magnetic robot that won’t fall, the next best thing is finding lots of loose metal parts to stick to it. It’s amazing how quickly random metal parts can form to make fun facial features!

Invitation to Play Tray. Organize those loose metal parts into a tray with compartments! Kids can help sort and organize the different parts before building their robot!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions 

Step 1

Use your magnetic tile toys to create a robot. Be as creative as you want with the designs and colors!

Step 2

Raid the toolbox and use loose parts to decorate the magnetic tile robot with metal pieces that become facial features and clothes!

Step 1

Use your magnetic tile toys to create a robot. Be as creative as you want with the designs and colors!

Step 2

Raid the toolbox and use loose parts to decorate the magnetic tile robot with metal pieces that become facial features and clothes!

The Educational Benefits of Magnetic Tile Toys

There are a ton of great benefits of playing with magnetic tiles. Not only does this work the brain in creative ways but it pushes the kids to create and make something that they maybe wouldn’t have before. 

They will also be strengthening their hand muscles while working on their fine motor skills. Using their fingers to pick up all those tiles and small parts and place them together is the perfect practice! This will also work on their hand-eye coordination each time that they’re doing this. 

Building with magnetic tiles, whether a robot or not is the fundamentals of engineering!

magnetic tile toys robot activity

Kids can explore gravity, weight, symmetry, spatial awareness and more as they troubleshoot the best way to build creatively! For more science activities, visit our comprehensive list!

magnetic tile toys robot activity

The Educational Benefits of Magnetic Tile Toys

There are a ton of great benefits of playing with magnetic tiles. Not only does this work the brain in creative ways but it pushes the kids to create and make something that they maybe wouldn’t have before. 

They will also be strengthening their hand muscles while working on their fine motor skills. Using their fingers to pick up all those tiles and small parts and place them together is the perfect practice! This will also work on their hand-eye coordination each time that they’re doing this. 

Building with magnetic tiles, whether a robot or not is the fundamentals of engineering!

Kids can explore gravity, weight, symmetry, spatial awareness and more as they troubleshoot the best way to build creatively!

For more science activities, visit our comprehensive list!

More Ways to Explore Magnetic Tiles

There are lots of ways to play with magnetic tiles, here are a few of our favorite packs and sets!

Ball Run

This 92 Piece Ball Run Pack is so much fun! Such a great way to expand magnetic tile play!

Car Pack

These magnetic tiles on wheels are an exciting way to put magnetic tiles on the move!

100 Piece Set

Spark hours of open ended play with this 100 piece set that will spark imaginations!

Geometric Shape Set

This set is all about integrating shapes, lines, angles, dimension, fractions, and more!

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