We do a lot of open ended play on the light table, but sometimes I also like to use our light table as a way to learn practical life skills. So here's a simple activity to teach kids how to set the table.
For this light table activity, I used:
- Clear plastic cutlery - fork, knife, and spoon
- Clear plastic plate
- Clear overhead transparency film
- Black permanent marker
To set up this activity, all I had to do was trace all of the cutlery and the plate onto the transparency using a permanent marker.
Naturally, you need to put food on the plate once the table is fully set. Here the boys added some of their felt play food.
K even took the opportunity to practice some fine motor skills by cutting up his felt ravioli.
Then J added some of our plastic play food. I love how it just glows on the light table!
Scoop & Pour Serving Practice on the Light Table from Still Playing School
Sink or Float Science for Kids on the Light Table from Where Imagination Grows
Tune in next month when we focus on winter light play. You don't want to miss it, so be sure to follow along with Light & Reflections Series board on Pinterest.