Best Activities for Kids Using Magnifying Glasses [3 Quick Options]
As parents, we are always looking for new ways to help our children learn and interact with the world around them.
An often-overlooked category of activities that children of all ages can enjoy is simple and relatively cheap to get started.
Activities that involve magnifying glasses and magnification.
It’s also much more robust with the activities and learning ideas you can implement to bring your kid a new way to have fun, learn, and interact with friends and family.
Activities that kids can enjoy are typically broken down into just a few options such as magnifying bugs or examining rocks, but the possibilities expand much more than this.
For the two specific activities we mentioned above, we highly recommend checking out our other post that discusses options for the best magnifying glasses for kids who enjoy using them for bugs, rocks and other outdoor exploration.
In today’s post, we want to expand the thinking and discuss another 2-minute list of potential fun activities you and your kids can enjoy.
In addition, we wanted to make life easy for you.
Down below, you will notice easy to navigate links that will allow you to skip to any specific section of this post that you desire or want to learn more about.
Here’s what we intend on covering in today’s quick post.
- Activities Kids of All Ages Can Enjoy Using Magnifying Glasses
- Final Thoughts on Magnification Activities for Kids
- Your Turn to Share Your Thoughts
If you have a few minutes to spare and don’t need to skip to any specific section of this post, we recommend taking the 2 minutes and reading our quick list of activities below.
Here’s what you need to know.
Activities Kids of All Ages Can Enjoy Using Magnifying Glasses
Like we stated previously, the activities you can create for your kids using magnifying glass are nearly endless.
If you can come up with it, likely you can turn it into a game your kids will enjoy.
In fact, the more creative you get as a parent or even teacher, the more you can expand the list of potential activities to introduce to your kids.
Here are some examples for you.
The Magnifying Glass Color Game
The idea is to use small gems with various colors that require a magnifying glass to find on laminated paper.
It’s a DIY type game that can encourage your child into a game that requires thinking skills while also helping to build other cognitive skills during the process.
Overall, it's a good choice for anyone looking for a new game to introduce to their children.
The magnifying glass color game is one game kids can enjoy alone or with a friend.
Nature Tray Hunts
Nature tray hunts fall into a category of sensory toys that are especially helpful for kids with sensory processing disorders.
However, they can be used for children of all ages regardless if they currently struggle with sensory processing disorders.
A good example of this could be playdough bug fossils.
The bug can fit neatly into the playdough and your kid can use their magnifying glass to take a closer look.
Yard Detective Games
Yard detective games can be one of the best activities to let your children engage with.
This can range from exploring rocks, taking a closer look at bugs, or even examining plants.
You as the parent can’t even turn this game into a “treasure hunt” so to speak.
Plant specific small objects around the yard and let your kid enjoy finding them while using a magnifying glass.
This could be small plastic bugs or small decorative rocks.
Treat it like an Easter egg hunt and have your kid learn the skills of using a magnifying glass to take a closer look at their surroundings.
Final Thoughts on Magnification Activities for Kids
We have shared and discussed in another blog post how to go about finding the best magnifying glasses for your children to use for these fun games.
If you haven’t had a chance to read that post, we recommend you do so here.
It will introduce you to some options to explore and where to look to find the best magnifying glasses on a budget.
It also discusses a few other factors to keep in mind when purchasing magnifying glasses for your kids such as ensuring you purchase a durable set with plastic lenses and to find a magnifying glass that matches your kid's current age and interest.
Nonetheless, we are confident your kid will enjoy about any activity or game you introduce.
Other great games and options are also possible for your children using a magnifying glass.
Don't feel obligated to only consider the games we have laid out in this post today.
Make up your own game and get creative.
Your Turn to Share Your Thoughts
What are some games you have introduced to your kids to explore using magnifying glasses?
What are some recommendations you can share with the readers?
Be sure to share your thoughts and stories by dropping a comment below.