momstown moms and kids made a fun and easy preschool compass craft to go along with our educational curriculum of the month “Little Explorers”. It is a simple activity, to help your preschooler learn about Science in a fun and interesting way. Try it at home with a treasure hunt for a fun afternoon of learning and exploring!
Our Little Explorers and Little Scientists gathered together to make some compasses. Here's how we did it;
1. First we drew the face on our compass.
2. Next we put a paperclip on it.
3. Then we 'magnetized' the paperclip by rubbing a magnet along it; Rub the magnet south TO north, and you have to make sure you only go in one direction (i.e. lift the magnet off the paper clip inbetween 'rubs').
4. When we put it in water, the compass turned in the water until it pointed North!
Submitted by momstown Burlington