Inside: Toddlers and preschoolers will love playing with this spring light table activity. Work on the sense of touch while attaching and removing foam flowers to sticky paper!
If you’ve been a reader of my website for a while, you’ll know how much I love incorporating the light table into our activities.
The way that the light enhances color and creates object shadows is perfect for hands-on activities such as this spring collaging activity involving Con-Tact paper and flower shaped foam pieces!
Spring Light Table Activity for the Gardening Theme
- Con-Tact Paper
- Foam flowers (we used these and these)
- Scotch tape
- Light table (this is the one we have)
- Tray for foam flower pieces
Cut a piece of the Contact Paper that will fit on the top of your light table.
Remove the protective paper backing and tape it to the light table with the sticky side up.
Place the foam pieces in a tray and set on top of the light table.
Invite toddlers to press the flower pieces onto the sticky Con-Tact paper. This pressing motion is great for fine motor development!
We compared the different foam pieces, looking through the light to group together the matching colors.
We arranged and pressed until all of our flowers were stuck to the sheet.
Once the activity is through, you can peel the foam pieces off for future use, or apply a second piece of contact paper over top to save the collage.
This would look beautiful in the window, allowing the sun to shine through the colors!
This spring light table would go great with these flower activities:
Art: Paper Plate Flowers
Writing Table: Garden Flowers Printable Counting Book
Sensory Bin: Alphabet Flower Activity
Dramatic Play: Flower Market
Science/Nature: Planting Flowers
Shapes: Flower Shape Cards
More hands-on activities:
Flowers and Trees Lesson Plans
I’m so excited to be one of the creators of these hands-on flowers and trees lesson plans for toddlers and preschoolers!
Each activity is easy to follow and includes modifications and adaptations to meet the needs of all learners.
Note: This is a digital product. After purchase you will receive an email with the links to the activities.
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