Friday, October 24, 2014

Shaving Cream Dot to Dot on the Light Table {Fine Motor Fridays}

Just over a year ago, Fine Motor Fridays was launched so today, we are celebrating it big time! In addition to today's light table fine motor activity, we're launching a brand new book called 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 to 5. It's a fabulous collection of fine motor crafts and activities, making it a perfect resource for parents, educators, and caregivers. Each activity in the book can be easily modified to suit your needs. So to show you what you can expect from our book, each member of the Fine Motor Fridays group took an activity from the book and put their own spin on it!


Fine motor sensory play on the light table from And Next Comes L

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Simple Light Table Activity for Kids: Shaving Cream Dot to Dot

The original activity from the book was a shaving cream dot to dot. When I first looked through the book, it was the first activity that popped out at me. I knew right away it would be something that my boys would enjoy. I put little squirts of shaving cream all over the light table. The shaving cream we had on hand starts off as a clear blue gel, but turns white as you lather it up. That's why my dots look sort of blue.

Shaving cream dot to dot on the light table messy fine motor sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

The idea is to use the fingers to connect the dots, but my boys had other ideas. Like J, who smeared the dots.

Shaving cream dot to dot on the light table messy fine motor sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

K was kind of hesitant to play with the shaving cream, but I did manage to get him showing off his shaving cream hands.

Messy shaving cream fun at the light table from And Next Comes L

Once all the shaving cream was good and smeary (is that a real word?), J started drawing letters and shapes. He wrote his name.

Fine motor sensory play on the light table from And Next Comes L

And he wrote some words and numbers. I believe he was writing 32 million here because you know, only my 5 year old would do that. 

Prewriting messy sensory play on the light table for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Some more number writing (and erasing) led to...

Prewriting messy sensory play on the light table for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Exploring math concepts of greater than or less than. "Seventy-four is greater than seventeen." True story! And I have no idea why J sometimes writes his number 7 like that. Not even sure where he picked it up from!

Exploring math with messy sensory play on the light table from And Next Comes L

Other Fine Motor Ideas You'll Love


Snack Hunt from Craftulate

Sewing Spider Webs from Still Playing School

Sight Word Crayon Rubbing Plates from P is for Preschooler

Flower Garden from Powerful Mothering

Play Dough Alphabet Search & Sort from Stir the Wonder

See & Spray Game from School Time Snippets


Unwrapping Activity from House of Burke

Sight Word & Name Game Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands

Fine motor dot to dot sensory play on the light table inspired by an activity from the book 99 Fine Motor Ideas for Ages 1 to 5 from And Next Comes L

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2 comments:

  1. Looks like your boys had a ton of fun with this activity! So glad!! : )

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    1. They definitely had a blast, Kristina!

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