Friday, October 11, 2013

Threading Straws on the Light Table {Fine Motor Fridays}

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For this week's Fine Motor Fridays post, I set up this simple invitation to thread translucent straws on the light table.  And if you don't have a light table, don't worry.  It is optional.  I just loved how the straws looked on the light table.

Practice fine motor skills on the light table with this simple threading invitation from And Next Comes L

Fine Motor Light Table Activity for Kids

This invitation to thread just requires some cut up straws and some sort of string.  I set it up on the light table for J while K had his afternoon nap.  First, J used the straws to make some numbers.  Shocking, I know...You can see his number 10 below.

Translucent straws on the light table from And Next Comes L

Then, of course, he started spelling words with the straws.  I'm not entirely sure what he was writing here, but you can see an "A" and a "L."

Translucent straws on the light table from And Next Comes L

After using the straws to form letters and numbers, J eventually grabbed the string.  That was when he discovered that he could thread the straws onto the string.  

Threading translucent straws on the light table from And Next Comes L

Threading translucent straws on the light table from And Next Comes L

J threading translucent straws on the light table from And Next Comes L

Then once J had threaded enough straws onto the string, he returned to making letters and numbers with the straw pieces.  You can see his finished product below.

A threaded translucent straw necklace on the light table from And Next Comes L

This activity was so simple to set up and great for working on those fine motor skills.  Plus, the straws look kind of cool on the light table, don't you think?

If you missed last week's post, you can read about the Music Themed Cutting Tray here.

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Practice fine motor skills on the light table with this simple threading invitation from And Next Comes L
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10 comments:

  1. This looks amazing - I think a light table might be the next thing on my to-do list!

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  2. Oh it does look great on the light table! We have some fun colored straws on hand and yarn! I know what we're doing on our light box next! So cool!

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  3. I think we NEED a light table! You have done so many neat activities with it!

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    1. Thanks! We have been having a lot of fun with our light table.

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  4. What a great idea! I would have never thought to use straws on the light table (or box in our case)!

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    1. I am always on the look out for thingsthat would work on the light table and straws were just my latest idea!

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  5. Fantastic idea! I will have to try this when my tots get a bit older! I featured this post on my Kids Co-Op Round Up today! http://sowsproutplay.com/activities/colorful-activities-crafts-weekly-kids-co-op/

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