Friday, June 20, 2014

Soccer Light Table Play

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It's no secret that Magna-Tiles look amazing on our DIY light table and honestly, we play with them just as much off of the light table as we do on.  

A few weeks ago, J and I created a soccer field with them.  He loved it so much that we made it again, this time when K was awake so that he could join in on the fun.  Plus, with the FIFA World Cup on, it's perfect timing for this activity.

This soccer inspired light table activity was a huge hit with both of my boys and takes only a few minutes to set up.

Soccer (or football) light table play for kids from And Next Comes L

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Soccer Themed Light Table Activity for Kids

We used all of the small squares and some triangles to make the soccer field.  To build the nets, we used a large square Magna-Tile and two tall triangles.

Soccer (or football) light table play for kids from And Next Comes L

Soccer (or football) light table play for kids from And Next Comes L

J assisted in the building of the soccer field.

Soccer (or football) light table play for kids from And Next Comes L

Then it was game on!  We used a spiky translucent ball (it also lights up) that I found at Target.  The boys spent a good part of a rainy day playing with this soccer game.  Occasionally, I would hear J referring to it as football as well.

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Playing soccer/football on the light table from And Next Comes L

Of course, any sporting event needs a good scorekeeper.  The numbers were made using the same technique as our DIY light table letters and shapes.

Keeping score for soccer/football light table play from And Next Comes L

The game was briefly interrupted by a truck half-time show.  Vroom!

Truck driving on a soccer field made of Magna-Tiles from And Next Comes L

Then K got creative!  He grabbed some of the translucent color paddles and used them to hit the ball into the soccer net.  He then practiced picking up the ball with the color paddles.

Color paddles and a ball at the light table from And Next Comes L

Unlike the last time that we played soccer on the light table, no crowd of figurines and toys stormed the field after the game.  Yes, on previous occasions, a riot filled with animals, dragons, dinosaurs, and people were found on the soccer field.  It was an intense match.

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2 comments:

  1. Wow. I seriously LOVE this activity. This may be the reason I get a light table. lol

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    1. I know that I have told you this like a million times, but DOOOOO IT!!

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