Sunday, October 06, 2013

Color Sorting on the Light Table

I set up this invitation to sort by color on the light table the other day and I just love how it looks.  It's so bright and colorful and well, inviting. Geared towards toddlers and preschoolers, this simple color sorting light table activity for kids is quick and simple to set up!

A simple color sorting activity for kids on the light table from And Next Comes L

Color Sorting Light Table Activity for Kids

I set out various objects on the light table including:

You can see the beautiful array of objects below.

Colorful objects on the light table from And Next Comes L

Colorful objects on the light table from And Next Comes L

The boys worked together to sort the objects by color.

The boys sorting by color on the light table from And Next Comes L

You may notice that we recently hung some inexpensive mirrors above our light table.  I love the added element of reflection to our light table play.

The boys sorting by color on the light table from And Next Comes L

J sorting by color on the light table from And Next Comes L

The light table has been heavily used since we built it, especially by J.  Something about the light really draws him in.  He easily spends close to two hours a day playing and exploring on the light table. So I particularly enjoy this picture of J's reflection in the mirror.  He looks so focused and peaceful in this picture.

Colorful objects on the light table from And Next Comes L

K only spent a few minutes sorting, whereas J sorted until all the objects were put away.  And look how pretty the sorted objects look!

Correctly sorted objects on the light table from And Next Comes L

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A simple color sorting activity for kids on the light table from And Next Comes L
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5 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures you got! I love the mirror behind it too, that is another thing I'd love to do with ours one day! Loving these light table posts!

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    1. Thanks, Laura! I love how the pictures turned out too.

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  3. I'm dying to know-where did you get the boxes? My 2 year old would love this!!

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    1. The colored bins were found at my local dollar store, which in Canada, is called Dollarama. Just browse your dollar store for something similar. Hope that helps! :)

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