Monday, January 22, 2018

What's in the box: Light Table

I have this Light Box from Amazon:

Here is the "box":

In action:
I laminated die cut hearts and wrote with a Sharpie.
The hearts are from Dollar Tree.

These are see-through letters-
I needed my Pampered Chef nylon knife to separate them lol

Glass marbles and plastic jewels Dollar Tree.

Blue, white, clear, and frosted glass beads
Red and clear marbles

Cup building

Here are the shapes I made from Dollar Tree
binder dividers

Red, green, white glass beads sort.
Green and red sticks WalMart
I covered the bottom with those binder dividers.

Glass beads and some plastic ones too. 

Ice cubes from Dollar Tree

All from Dollar Tree

plastic jewels, two sizes
Clear pink and red hearts
Pill containers to sort pony beads
Clear jumping frogs game (has purple pond)
Fruit ice cubes

We did Summer Fruits last summer... they would have been perfect to sort lol 

These are the bigger jewels from above photo red bag.

Pill Container above in yellow bag
I wrote the color words backwards on the bottom to sort pony beads.

Clear and green glass marbles
Red/green/clear sticks

Bingo chips

Sorting trays

These would be fun if we dropped water to see volume.

The top one was from WalMart.
Bottom one was from Dollar Tree.

I got these a million years ago from Dollar Tree.
I have seen them at Walmart in the pet section- but they are really expensive!

More sorting from Dollar Tree

*small square dishes

I drew shapes and names on old transparencies 

The dino will look awesome after painted.
The bag is the shapes from those dividers.
Stirrers and see through frogs ;)
mini-cars are from Target in Bullseye Playground.
Then the cups... all the cups all from Dollar Tree

I have to find yellow glass beads though!

More see through frogs :)

flat- 3D shapes to match

Overhead coins and pattern blocks 
jars are from Target Bullseye's Playground.
See next photo for the top of the jar.

Light Table Food idea from Play to Learn Preschool 
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So what else am I missing???  I almost forgot the ice cubes... because they were in my son's backpack lol

Please hop down to leave me a comment of your favorite things for your light table or light box.

Hoppy teaching!!

Monday, January 15, 2018

What's in the Box: Fine Motor

I have a plastic bin full of stuff!  I always want to see what's in "the box"  it is the most exciting thing, like ever!  So here starts our series What's in the Box!!

Here's the stuff!

We use these around Easter time.
I grabbed them at Wal~Mart,
near the egg dying section.

Big ones came from Dollar Tree
I think the little ones came from Wal~Mart

Push Pins from Target

Lacing strings-
I pull them from those lacing cards from
Target and store them together.
I think they grow legs and walk away. lol

These are those bath clings so you don't slip.
But they are frogs!!

How to use:
Flip upside down so the suction cups are up.
Place one marble in each suction cup.

These cute little tongs are from Wal~Mart.
They are found in the kitchen section.
At least in my store, they were in small, 
plastic containers on a shelf.

You can get them on Amazon too.

The blue one... no idea where he's from
The orange one is a gator from this set from

These small containers are from Dollar Tree.
They are filled with small clothespins
of all different sizes and colors.

These were from Target's
Dollar Spot aka
Bullseye's Playground

I am sure that there are more than this... I *might* have too many things to keep track of (however, don't tell my husband that!)   Oh wait... when I was searching for my printables, I found these too lol

Mini Punch that I found at Wal~Mart
for like $0.97 lol

Here are some printables that I love:

She does have monthly ones as well :) 

We do use:

 Snap Cubes
Pattern Blocks


Mini Erasers

I get my printables from 

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Although I do occasionally do sponsored posts, this isn't one of those.

Have something to add?  I love new ideas!!