Have fun with button lights in preschool

I love those little surprises that come up along the way and this is one of those times where the best things come when the child leads the way!

While I was busy making my light table, Wy was busy playing with the button lights…

At first I wasn’t paying attention but then I realized that Wy had come up with a terrific way to explore lights/on/off on his own…

I took some photos with the lights on of his play and some with the lights off.  Wy preferred leaving the kitchen lights on while he played…

Wy also made a path with the lights. I am seeing lots more play ahead with these button lights so even if my light table doesn’t work out quite as planned – the button lights will definitely not go to waist!

By |2011-06-14T20:00:57+00:00June 14th, 2011|

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Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. Kristah June 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    cute! I can so see my daughter doing the same thing. She has all sapes of those lights from the dollar store. Your right though, they are a little too cheap to last. Should find them at Walmart. Thanks for the great ideas!

  2. Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah – I don’t think the dollar store versions will last for long:)

  3. Michelle Ames June 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Fantastic Idea!!

  4. Scott June 15, 2011 at 7:33 am - Reply

    I love it when you can use something in lots of different ways. That’s what I liked about your homemade light table. The things could be used in other ways, too, since it was all “loose parts.”

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. June 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm - Reply

      That is something I like too Scott! Everything has potential to be used in another way!

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