Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Light Table Ideas

It's a snow day here, our Seuss week is on hold till tomorrow.
So I thought I would post some of the ideas we've had for our light table so far this year.

Using coloured overhead transparency sheets we cut them into different shapes so they could build and decorate a tree.

Coloured paddles, similar coloured beads and little wooden spoons to match, sort and move from one place to another.

Old slides, slideviewers and magnifying glasses for discrimination of details.

Pill boxes, little pipettes (eyedroppers) and coloured water to squeeze, load and unload then mix together.
Coloured transparent tiles of various shapes to build and create.

Coloured flat marbles and clear tubes to fill and pour and do it again.
 Coloured gel stickers, flat beads and tongs to create stories.

Old microfiche film, plastic coloured ice cubes to build.
Laminated tissue paper with spider web designs plus black and white flat beads.

Laminated pressed leaves, plastic leaves and acorns from Michaels Craft store and later the children added toy people and animals.

Black and orange flat beads, mini scoop, paper and black and orange markers for pattern building, matching and sorting.

Stuffed squirrels, mini baskets, plastic acorns for colour sorting, one to one correspondence and for feeding the animals.
I would love to hear what ideas you use at your light table.