Thursday, January 15, 2015

15 Valentine's Day Themed Light Table Activities

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The light table is a great way to explore everything pink, red, and heart shaped when it comes to Valentine's Day. You can usually find all sorts of great translucent Valentine's Day manipulatives for light table play at the dollar store. Many of the activities listed below use dollar store finds, which means your kids can have a whole lot of fun without spending too much. Here are 15 awesome Valentine's Day light table activities for kids.

15 Valentine's Day activities for the light table from And Next Comes L

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Valentine's Day Light Table Accessories for Kids

Some of our favorite Valentine's manipulatives for the light table include:

Valentine's Day Light Table Activities for Kids

Sneak in some math learning by Patterning with Hearts on the Light Table from Teach Preschool (pictured) or practice one-to-one-correspondence with this Valentine's Math Activity on the Light Table (pictured). You could even practice math concepts like estimation with this Heart Cookie Cutters on the Light Table Activity (pictured).

Perhaps Valentine's Day art is more your thing? Why not create a beautiful heart collage with this Sticky Heart Art on the Light Table from Happily Ever Mom. Or create cute little creatures with hearts in this Creating with Hearts Activity from Still Playing School.

Need to practice fine motor skills? Try playing with Valentine's Window Clings on the Light Table or grab some eye droppers and do some Love Potions Color Mixing on the Light Table from Still Playing School. You could also try inspiring some imaginative baking play with this Valentine's Invitation to Play with Cupcake Wrappers on the Light Table from Art & Soul Preschool. It's a great way to practice scooping and pouring! Or you could always try some threading with this Invitation to Play with Hearts and Straws. Lots of fine motor practice happened while creating Love Potions on the Light Table (pictured) so give that a try too!

How about some Valentine's sensory play? This Valentine's Day Goop on the Light Table from Happily Ever Mom (pictured) looks like lots of fun, as does this Heart Sensory Bag on the Light Table from Learning & Exploring Through Play (pictured). If you have some epsom salt on hand, you could try this Valentine's Day Epsom Salt Sensory Play on the Light Table from Where Imagination Grows or this Valentine's Sensory Bin on the Light Table from Holly's Arts & Crafts Corner (pictured). Finally, don't forget to try this Valentine's Light Box Idea from Learning & Exploring Through Play.

There you have it: 15 beautiful light table activities for Valentine's Day:




Sticky Heart Art on the Light Table from Happily Ever Mom

Creating with Hearts Activity from Still Playing School







Heart Sensory Bag on the Light Table from Learning & Exploring Through Play


Valentine's Sensory Bin on the Light Table from Holly's Arts & Crafts Corner

Valentine's Light Box Idea from Learning & Exploring Through Play

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4 comments:

  1. Awesome activities! Thanks for including us!

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    1. You're welcome! Happy to include you!

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  2. What a lovely roundup. We have recently created our homemade sensory box and have been inspired by the great ideas listed here! Thank you for including us!

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