3D Shapes on the Light Table | Still Playing School

3D Shapes on the Light Table

We explored 3D shapes by constructing with transparent blocks on the light table. The colors and angles were highlighted as the kids turned and studied the different faces and properties. What a playful and colorful way to introduce a math concept!

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We absolutely love our ongoing partnership with Discount School Supply! We've shared with you how much we've enjoyed their IncredibleFoam Dough by Colorations, My Place in the World Geography Craft, and Alphabet City Sorting Center. This time we were invited to review products for our light table! We chose Excellerations Translucent Light Blocks, letter jewels, and transluscent mosaic shapes.


I set the blocks on the light table as an invitation to explore after dinner. Our two and five year olds were excited to get their hands on these new light table toys!

The kids sorted the blocks by shape then by color. Our son enjoyed building a structure of all blue blocks.

We noticed that you can try pretty creative color mixing with the blocks! There were many ways to demonstrate how primary colors mix to create secondary colors. 

Our kindergartener discovered she could create a ramp and roll the cylinders.

All of this learning came about from an invitation to explore these blocks through free play! I'm excited to use these same shapes to introduce formal and specific science and math lessons as the kids get older, too.

We received these products to review from Discount School Supply but, as always, all opinions, ideas, and enthusiasm is 100% our own! 

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