Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sticky Fall Tree Light Table Activity

It appears fall is on its way, so we've been embracing fall with some simple activities, like this fall inspired light table activity for kids. It is a perfect sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers that also works on fine motor skills.

Light table sensory activity for kids inspired by fall leaves from And Next Comes L

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Fall Light Table Activity for Kids

For this light table activity, I used:

I purchased some acrylic fall fillers from Michaels that consisted of the apples that I used here and here and some beautiful green and yellow leaves.  Using my sticky apple tree activity as the inspiration, I drew a leafless brown tree using permanent markers on the non-sticky side of the contact paper.  I then taped the tree to the light table, sticky side up.  So the invitation looked like this...

Fall inspired light table activity for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

K was the first one to check it out.  He carefully scattered the leaves through some branches and really captured the essence of fall by putting lots of fluttering leaves.

Light table sensory activity for kids inspired by fall leaves from And Next Comes L

Here's K's finished tree.  Looks lovely, doesn't it?

Fall inspired light table activity for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

J later checked it out after I removed all of K's leaves.  He also scattered the leaves nicely, as you can see below.

Light table sensory activity for kids inspired by fall leaves from And Next Comes L

Then he decided to put all the leaves back onto the tree.  I'm guessing he's not ready for summer to go away yet.  Me neither.

Light table sensory activity for kids inspired by fall leaves from And Next Comes L

Here's what J's tree looked like when he was done.  I love how he focused on making sure the leaves all touched a branch somewhere on the tree.

Fall inspired light table activity for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

And if you don't have a light table, then try this activity on a mirror or a window instead.

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Sticky fall tree light table sensory activity that works on fine motor skills from And Next Comes L
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2 comments:

  1. Just featured this post on The Homegrown Preschooler Facebook page! What a great idea!

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