Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sticky Fall Tree Light Table Activity

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Looking for fall light table ideas? Then try this sticky fall leaf preschool activity on the light table.

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

Fall leaf preschool activity for the light table

Sticky Fall Light Table Idea: What You'll Need

If you've been looking for fall leaf preschool activities and have a light table or box, then you definitely have to give this adorable idea a try. Here's what you'll need:

  • Tape
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 our DIY light table, sticky side up. 

So the invitation to play looked like this...

Fall light table ideas for preschool

Toddlers & Preschoolers Will Love this Fall Leaf Activity on the Light Table!

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.

Fall leaf activities on the light table - great for toddlers and preschoolers

Fall leaf preschool activity on the light table

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

Fall leaf activities for children on the light table

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

Autumn light table activity for preschool

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.

Playing with a fall leaf activity on the light table

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 light table activity for preschool

Don't have a light table? Try this activity on a mirror or a window instead.

Other Fall Leaf Activities You'll Love