Sunday, October 6, 2013

DIY Nature Slides & Light Play


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Being outside and exploring nature is something that we do a lot of. Lately we've acquired a large collection of leaves, seeds, and flowers that the kids find on the ground and bring home.  I've been trying to find ways to corporate them into our daily activities.

Today some of the kids were playing with our fall tree activity on the light table and one of the daycare girls decided to add the flowers from our nature collection.  This was a great idea, I tried to think of ways to expand on it a bit.  I ended up placing some of the other leaves and flowers in between two pieces of contact paper, I pulled them apart a bit so the light would shine through and they looked more like slides....

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  1. I love this idea! It looks so pretty on the light table. Thank you for sharing at our Pinning for Play link party!

  2. This is such a beautiful activity!

  3. This is stunning! I really need to do this on our light table :) Thank you for the inspiration! I'm pinning :)

  4. These nature slides look like fun. If only I had a light table to use. Now to have my hubby create one for the kiddos and I :-) Thank you for sharing and for linking up this week to the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop.

    1. The kids loved using them in the sunlight from the window too, but it's a really good excuse to get the hubby to make a light table ;)

  5. We don't have a light table, but we do have windows! Even my older kids will enjoy this activity. pinning!

  6. I just wanted to pop back in and let you know that I've featured you at this week's Pinning for Play link party!

  7. What a great idea! i'm sure your children have had a lot of fun with this! I'll be featuring you on Mom's Library this week at Crystal's Tiny Treasures.

  8. This is such a pretty activity! I think my son would love it.

  9. These are gorgeous! I just made a little light table, and now I want to try it! Featured you on Mom's Library this week!

  10. Looks beautiful! Beauty of Fall! Stopping by from mom's library
    -Reshama @

  11. What a fun idea to use your light table with the pretty fall leaves! I pinned to my preschool play & Learn board!

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! I hope to see you linked up again later today.

    Have a GREAT weekend,
    Beth =)

  12. What a fabulous idea! They look gorgeous and seem so fun to explore! Thank you so much for linking up to Discover & Explore!