Coloring on Light
This is one of the first light table activities we did with our toddlers. It is simple in its presentation and accessible for young children. We simply moved a common table activity - coloring with markers - to the light table.
Set Up: Tape a large piece of paper covering the light table surface. Arrange variety of colored markers in clear containers (a few for the table is helpful in avoiding too many disputes) Turn on your light table.
Activity: This is an activity that I set up and then have available. The first time we had it set up, I waited until one of my toddlers noticed the markers and then joined them at the light table. I simply observed and responded to their statements. Overtime, we talked more about the colors and how they looked on the light. I replaced the paper every day or so depending on how much it was used.
My one rule about this activity is that "markers stay at the table." I stated this rule the first time it came up and again when needed - always in a calm even tone. They are free to come and go as much as they want throughout the play period, but the markers need to stay at the table. You should think ahead about with what rules you are comfortable.
Light Table or Box
Clear Containers (for markers)
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