I set up the lightbox for Graham and Parker to try their colored sand on the light box this afternoon. We made sand necklaces and sand bracelets too. Then in the evening I had them try out playing with some craft pom poms, pipe cleaners, and wiggle eyes. They had fun in both regular light, with the light box, and with blacklight.
Graham and Parker asked me a day long to play with the beedals aka the plant water bead thingys. They are starting to fall apart and break easily. I bought them on amazon instead of at the water bead website. Oh well they were still fun. Anyhow, I wanted to let them play with some old glass chess pieces I had first. I scraped off the paper and felt bottoms so that the light would shine through them. Some are clear and some are clear frosted. I don't have all of the pieces anymore but they had fun with them! They added a few of the counting/color sorting bears into the mix and had a "bear party". It was cute. :). Then they played with the water beads but unfortunately they fell to pieces, so now it's definitely time for new ones. They really enjoy their evening light table time though, that's for sure!
I decided to put the gel plant bead squares on the light box today for Graham and Parker to play with, they had a friend over today that played with them too! They had a lot of fun moving them around and trying to stack them, but they are so wobbly and slippery it makes for quite a fun challenge!