Thursday, September 6, 2012

Light Table Toys 101

Welcome to Light Table Toys 101
My 4 year old twins playing on their light table with translucent geometric solids and translucent cocktail animals. 

This is part two of Light Tables 101, so be sure and check out my Light Tables 101 post first if you have not seen it!
My 4 year old twins light table with an array of fun translucent toys on it. 

Be sure to check out The perfect DIY "container" light box too!
My 4 year old twins light box, used for many things including messy light table/box play. 


translucent animals
This is an introduction to the best and most amazing light table toys! The light table toys in the photos are ones that are owned by my 4 year old twin boys. All of of these toys are a good investment and most of them can grow with your children. There is always ways to re-purpose outgrown toys in new ways, just think outside the box and be creative! You can also make your own light table toys!! Look around your house for items that are both colored and translucent, also clear and translucent can work sometimes too. You can also make light table sensory bottles! Just fill empty water bottles of various shapes and sizes, add some food coloring, and maybe even some glitter or beads. 

You can see and purchase all of these light table toys and more from HERE, and also HERE, as well as HERE too!!

Many of these items can be used for counting, sorting, color matching, color blending, math, science, and pretty much any academic subject if you get creative!! 

 shapes and cuisenaire rods(for math)

translucent plastic "shooter" glasses

translucent plastic "shot" glasses

cocktail party animals and cocktail swizzle sticks/stirrers

Plastic pinch bowls used for cooking and translucent party plates make great accessories for light table play! 

Plastic reusable ice cube shapes (not frozen)

waterbeads

crystals and agate slices

color paddles

translucent beads and translucent beaded necklaces

overhead projector coins

geo boards  

glass gems (usually used for floral and decorative purposes.)

bingo chips/markers, translucent color chips/circles and translucent dice

plastic gems/diamonds, shapes, etc (usually used for floral and decorative purposes)

overhead projector bears and letters
light table letters and numbers

Magformers and Magna Tiles

translucent marble run

Lakeshore learning's waterways pipe builders

Alex translucent building blocks  "lego's"

Translucent Wedgits

Nesting window blocks 

Interlox

crystal cubes
q-ba maze marble run builder



giant crystal connectors and crystal climbers

translucent multifaceted Easter eggs and translucent geometric solids
translucent lacing beads
water beads
translucent frogs and translucent pirate rocks/gems
real flowers and leaves, fish shaped beads, jelly bean shaped beads
light table blocks
bingo chips
alphabet block beads
home made clear silly putty
blue home made silly putty
purple glitter home made silly putty
shaving cream makes great arctic snow caves
Boon bubbles
home made gel marble maze in a bag
magna tiles




Want to see more??????

Check out my Playing with Light and Mirrors board on Pinterest! It is all photos of my kids playing with their light table, light box, black light, overhead projector, natural sun light, etc.


and..............

See my Light Table posts on this blog HERE!

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