Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Easter Invitation to Play: Plastic Eggs & Buttons Light Table Activity

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Plastic eggs are such a versatile way for kids to play and learn any time of the year, but obviously, they are the perfect material to use around Easter time. They're great for fine motor skills. However, plastic eggs are great for light table play too.

This simple no-prep Easter light table activity for kids encourages fine motor skills development, color matching, counting, sorting, and so much more! 

Plastic eggs and buttons on the light table from And Next Comes L

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Easter Themed Light Table Activity for Kids

This light table activity took literally seconds to set up and was inspired by this this Easter invitation using plastic eggs and buttons from My Nearest and Dearest. Here's what you'll need, in addition to a light table:

We happen to have an assortment of translucent buttons accessible for light table play whenever, but we haven't used them much on the light table prior to this activity.

K likes to play with buttons.  And by that I mean he likes to dump them on the floor, scoop them up, and dump them again and again.  He also likes to open and close plastic Easter eggs or make pretend soup with them in his play kitchen.  Therefore, I was not surprised to see that K adored this activity.  He happily scooped the buttons into the eggs over and over.  K also liked to shake the eggs once he filled them with buttons.

Playing with plastic eggs and buttons on the light table from And Next Comes L

K playing with plastic eggs at the light table from And Next Comes L

K playing with plastic eggs at the light table from And Next Comes L

K playing with plastic eggs at the light table from And Next Comes L

And clearly I did not wipe K's face after eating toast and peanut butter.  Did you notice the remnants of his breakfast on his cheeks?

J enjoyed this activity as well, but not to the same extent as K.  He happily filled the eggs with buttons for a little bit before moving on to color sorting.  

J playing with plastic eggs at the light table from And Next Comes L

The buttons and eggs that I set out just happened to match so it was a perfect way to work on color sorting.

Plastic eggs and buttons on the light table from And Next Comes L

That's it!  A simple, engaging light table activity that's perfect for Easter (or any time really).

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Easter invitation to play on the light table using plastic eggs and buttons from And Next Comes L
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4 comments:

  1. Isn't it awesome when some of the simplest things - like buttons and plastic eggs - are the most entertaining for kids? :)

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  2. I love how the translucent buttons look on the light table, I never thought of them for light table play but I really like it!

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    1. The buttons do look pretty neat on the light table, don't they?

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