Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Light and Learning

this is a 2nd part of:

See many more awesome light table activities

just playing and exploring

collages on the light table

ok this is not on the light table but we use these plates on the light table too.
I just wanted to throw this in here because it is a great activity!

1. point to a numbered plate
2. ask the child what number it is, help if they can not answer correctly,
3. then you can either instruct the child to put that amount of counters on the plate or mix it up by saying  X amount of one color, X amount of another color, etc.

We used clown counters but we also have bear counters as well as many various light table counters.

example:  for the number seven, I might ask him to put 4 red clowns and 3 blue clowns on the 7 plate.

for the number 5, I might ask him to put 5 yellow clowns.

then for the number 4 I might ask for 1 yellow clown and 3 orange clowns.

My twins are 5, but you can make this simpler for a 4, 3, or 2 year old. If the child has learning disabilities, you might have to work up to this and make it simpler in the mean time.

This activity can be more than just counting, it can be colors, counting, and following instructions

silly putty and glass gems collage

playing with the overhead projector

action figures on  the mirror table

magna tile castle building

they were playing in the playstand  ;)

color plates with bingo chips

Large, Medium, Small and color sorting on color plates

name plates with letter jewels for spelling name


  1. Hi! Where do you get the colorful translucent letters for the light board?

    1. discount school supply and constructive playthings

    2. discount school supply and constructive playthings

  2. I am also interested to know you can purchased transparent alphabet letter and cubes. Also can explain the goopy material on the light board and what type of light board you use and where to puchase? Thank you!

    1. you can find most everything here http://astore.amazon.com/gptwinsmom-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=15

      the letters can be bought also at discount school supply and constructive playthings.

      The material is home made silly putty see this post http://graham-and-parker.blogspot.com/2013/03/light-table-fun-learning-and-creativity.html


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