Friday, September 20, 2013

Building Spiderwebs on the Light Table

I know that I've been posting a lot of light table activities lately, but the boys have really been enjoying the new light table.  And I can't really blame them.  Playing on the light table is fun.  Plus, I have been finding a lot of cool materials for them to play with, including some colorful spiders.  So we built some spiderwebs in this simple Halloween themed light table activity for kids.

Building spiderwebs on the light table from And Next Comes L

Spider Themed Light Table Activity for Kids

I found some colorful spider string lights at the dollar store recently.  Each string of lights cost $2.  I wasn't planning on hanging spider lights around my house as I don't really like spiders that much.  Instead, I wanted to pull the spiders off of the individual lights so that they could go on the light table.  And it worked like a charm because they look pretty cool on the light table.

I placed some cut up pieces of yarn on the light table along with the spiders so that the boys could build some spiderwebs.  You could also have your child help cut up the yarn for some good scissor practice.

J initially used the yarn to make letter spiderwebs for the spiders.  You can see his letter C below.

Spiderwebs on the light table from And Next Comes L

K used a blob-and-go kind of approach.  He grabbed a handful of yarn, placed it on the light table, and put a spider on top.  Voila!  Instant spiderweb!

Toddler-made spiderweb on the light table from And Next Comes L

K also enjoyed adding multiple spiders to one web.

Close up of spiderweb building on the light table from And Next Comes L

Then J started using the entire light table to make a really large spiderweb for all of the spiders to happily live and play on.

Building a giant spiderweb on the light table from And Next Comes L

Building a giant spiderweb on the light table from And Next Comes L

A giant spiderweb with colorful spiders on the light table from And Next Comes L

This activity was such a fun way to introduce spiders to the boys.  And it makes a great activity for Halloween since that's coming up pretty quickly!

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Building spiderwebs on the light table - perfect for Halloween or a spider theme from And Next Comes L
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