Monday, February 10, 2014

Alphabet Sorting on the Light Table {Light & Reflections Series}

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The focus for this month's Light & Reflections series was literacy.  The alphabet sorting light table activity that I'm sharing today was something that the boys did before Christmas.  I just hadn't found the time to post it prior to today, despite how awesome it really is.  It's really quite simple to set up on the light table, especially if you have already made a recycled alphabet busy box like ours.

Invitation to match and sort letters on the light table from And Next Comes L

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Alphabet Light Table Activity for Kids

If you haven't made our alphabet busy box yet, then you'll need a plastic storage container like this 32 compartment no spill bead organizer.  Then you'll need some kind of alphabet manipulatives such as our mirrored alphabet snowflakestransparent letters, or homemade alphabet beads.

Since the alphabet box is clear, it works perfectly on the light table.  The activity itself is pretty self-explanatory.  Match the alphabet manipulatives of your choice with the letters in the alphabet box.

The boys started by matching the mirrored alphabet snowflakes.  

Matching and sorting alphabet snowflakes on the light table from And Next Comes L

Matching and sorting alphabet snowflakes on the light table from And Next Comes L

After they successfully sorted those, they sorted the transparent letters.  I think these look really neat!

Matching and sorting transparent letters on the light table from And Next Comes L

J then decided to stand the box up on its side, which was an interesting twist to the letter matching.  It also made the letter matching more challenging. 

Matching and sorting transparent letters on the light table from And Next Comes L

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Alphabet sorting on the light table from And Next Comes L
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4 comments:

  1. Oh, I love this letter matching activity! My favorite is the transparent letters!

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    1. The transparent letters do look amazing, I agree!

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  2. LOVE this idea!! You are so creative, Dyan! Can we come over sometime?? ;-)

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    1. Yes, definitely! You and the kids are welcome any time. ;)

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