Lemon drops on the light table

To further extend our lemon exploration, we have been practicing our eye-hand coordination by playing with lemon drops on the light table…

Lemon Drops on the Light Table by Teach Preschool

A jar filled with lemon drops was placed on the light table with small dishes and spoons for scooping…

Lemon Drops on the Light Table by Teach Preschool

This  beautiful jar of lemon drops was so tempting that the children couldn’t resist digging right into this fun activity!  The small spoons and dishes are a perfect invitation for little hands…

Lemon Drops on the Light Table by Teach Preschool

Deborah picked up this super cute set of plastic appetizer dishes and utensils at our local Kroger grocery store. We were both so excited by this find!  Neither of us had ever seen these perfect miniature sets before…

Lemon Drops on the Light Table by Teach Preschool

The tiny spoons were perfect for small hands.  Chasing the lemon drops around on the tray with the spoons proved to be a challenge that promotes fine motor skills as well as eye-hand coordination…

Lemon Drops on the Light Table by Teach Preschool

The light shining through the lemon drops was just spectacular!  But you don’t have to run out and buy lemon drops to have a similar experience in your classroom or at home…

Lemon Drops on the Light Table by Teach Preschool

This process could also be replicated with marbles for an equally spectacular display of color.  And chasing marbles around those trays may prove to be even more challenging than chasing lemon drops…

Lemon Drops on the Light Table by Teach Preschool

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By |2013-02-02T13:00:04+00:00February 2nd, 2013|

About the Author:

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. Penny February 2, 2013 at 2:35 pm - Reply

    I don’t now much about lemon drops. What are they exactly? I could do a similar activity with frugo’s (yoghurt covered apricot balls) but i’d love to have a whole lesson on lemons including taste and smell and even making lemonade.

    • Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. February 2, 2013 at 5:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Penny,
      Lemon drops are a either a hard candy or semi-hard candy that tastes and smell like lemons. Very common around here:)

  2. seema February 12, 2013 at 1:32 am - Reply

    its amazing,for a kindergarten teacher its of great use.good creative work.please keep me updating with ur new ideas,so that i can help my students.

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