Have you heard of Play at Home Mom? Their blog is amazing and we have similar philosophies on children and their play. They do some amazing things with light trays to enhance a child’s sensory experience while playing.
However…light trays can be expensive. So, I went down to my local Walmart and bought a plastic box and an under the counter light. And….$15 later…a light box! I added white tissue paper in the box to deflect the light some.
Today I put some sand on the lid and provided Halloween cookie cutters and glow in the dark skeletons for him to use if he wanted.
Here’s how it went down.
We started off with just orange sand.
He kept signing for more so I added some green sand.
Then he wanted to see from a different angle I guess, so he climbed on up.
He then wanted his feet in the sand….who wouldn’t want want that?
Then came the zoo animals. Guess he wasn’t in the mood for Halloween stuff.
And then, after an endless amount of signing for more, we added some blue sand into the mix.
I’m always amazed at how a simple activity can grow and grow. This was SO MUCH FUN! I can’t wait to use light in more of his play.
And…seriously…go check out Play at Home Mom…they do some amazing stuff over there.