Children often complain about being bored or about having nothing fun to play with. Look no further!
Light tables are the new fascinating thing that are perfect for play and pretend play for hours, but this is a fascinating resource for teaching pretty much anything educational to your little ones.
You will just take learning to the next level, while making your teaching much, much easier. Take a look! In this post, we will show you some of the best light tables out there.
But we will also share a list of gift ideas for Preschool ~ Light Table Activities that are amazing and awe-inspiring!
Gift Ideas for Preschool ~ Light Tables and Screens
Here is a great list of some of the best light tables we have ever come across. Personally, we’ve used a couple of them (#1 and #4).
We are excited to have access to the Childcraft light table regularly and just LOVE it!
I know that it can be something that will require space planning and a bit of an expense, but I am telling you: once you have it, you will be SO GLAD you got it.
There are some space-saving options listed, too. These are also wonderful to use and then put away when you need table space. I also wanted to point out that light tables are not just for preschool kids.
This is a resource that will grow with your children and that they will enjoy using for years especially if you gift it along with some of these great Preschool light table activities.
Childcraft 1335357 Mini Light Table, Wood and Plastic,Crayola; Light-up Tracing Pad; Blue; Art Tool; BrightCP Toys Ultra Bright LED Light Panel withWhitney Brothers Light TableLitup LP3(A3) Light Box 18.86×14.21 Inch Light PadGuidecraft LED Activity Tablet (US) G16836US
Preschool Light Table Activities ~ Building
Let’s get to some of the awesome light table activities for preschoolers that my kids enjoy!
My children like building, but they LOVE building one the light table! We use see-through wooden blocks, colorful see-through geosolids and other similar items to build and play.
They enjoy these more than I ever imagined. Take a look at some more great ideas below.
Wonderworld Rainbow Sound Blocks – Stackable Hollow ShapeLearning Resources Viewthru Geometric Solids (14Colored)10 Pc See Through Color Wood Wooden RainbowLearning Resources Giant Geosolids* MINI GEOSOLIDSHaba Kaleidoscopic Blocks Accessory Pack
Gift Ideas for Preschool ~ Colors
One of the best Preschool light table activities are the color-mixing ones.
Oh! We have done many of these before, but when we used the light table for color-mixing activities for the first time, wow, it made all the difference.
This is one of my children’s favorite set of activities. I think your children will enjoy them, too.
Learning Resources Primary Science Color Mixing Set6 Color Mixing Paddles – Montessori Materials PreschoolLearning Resources Color Mixing GlassesPlan Toy Water BlocksLearning Resources Primary Science Color Mixing LensesJolly Mags: 32 Pcs Set, Clear Color Magnetic
Preschool Light Table Activities ~ Science
Check out these incredible Science light table activities. Aren’t they the best?!
We loved using our real human x-rays on the light table and we also have the insect x-rays with the pictures to go along with them. We enjoy playing the matching game with the two sets.
Below, you will see some more gift ideas for preschool. Check out this link if you are looking for more games to play with preschoolers and kindergarteners.
Gift Ideas for Preschool ~ Engineering
Have you heard of STEM activities? You can most definitely make them more fun using a light table.
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. STEM light table activities for preschool kids and older are the best.
There are many engineering toys for kids who love to build that are worth looking into because they teach more than just play. We love engineering toys.
My son personally enjoys these magnetic tiles to build and create. The possibilities are, literally, endless with these educational games!
Crystal ClimbersLearning Resources Letter Construction Activity SetMagna-Tiles Clear Colors 32-pc SetRoylco Fancy Stringing RingsALEX Toys Little Hands Prism Bricks Deluxe KitLego 200 Plus Clear Trans Colors Car Lights
Preschool Light Table Activities ~ Geometry
Finally, our favorite one is here! Don’t forget that geometry can also be fun as light table activities for preschoolers!
They will love just exploring with the shapes, the colors and their stacking abilities, but they will also enjoy learning the names of the shapes and learning about tangrams and so much more.
Look at the see-through Legos! My children don’t get enough of those. Wit the geosolids, they can learn about 3D shapes, perimeter and volume.
CP Toys Translucent Pattern Blocks / 147 Pc.Light Table Accessory SetLearning Resources Power PolygonsLearning Resources Overhead Folding Geometric ShapesLearning Resources Power SolidsETA hand2mind, Large Clear Plastic Geometric Volume Models,
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