Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fine Motor Light Table Activity

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Light table activities for kids do not have to require expensive materials. Usually a few items from the dollar store and some items from around the house are enough to keep the kids busy for hours. For instance, cookie cutters and glass stones on the light table or playing with ice cube trays on the light table.

This particular fine motor light table activity is another example of how to combine an item from the dollar store with an everyday household object. This activity encourages color recognition, patterning, and fine motor skills.

Light table activity for kids using translucent cocktail stirrers and colander from And Next Comes L

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Fine Motor Light Table Activity for Kids

For this light table activity, we used:

My oldest son, J, really loved this activity. He would slide the stirrers in and out of the different slots of the colander, which is a great for fine motor skills and for developing hand-eye coordination.

Fine motor light table activity for kids from And Next Comes L

Fine motor light table activity for kids from And Next Comes L

Fine motor light table activity for kids from And Next Comes L

You could easily create patterns with the translucent stirrers and have your child copy your pattern. or have your child create a pattern and you copy it. Regardless, the translucent stirrers look so pretty when illuminated by the light table.

Light table activity for kids using translucent cocktail stirrers and colander from And Next Comes L

After inserting lots of stirrers, we flipped the colander over to explore how the materials changed. It looked like a light bright version of the game of Kerplunk!

Light table activity for kids using translucent cocktail stirrers and colander from And Next Comes L

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