As part of the Five Senses Play Challenge we have asked some non-bloggers to share an activity with our readers. Anneka and her boys joined us for our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge as well as the Five Senses Play Challenge. It was been wonderful seeing the boys play develop throughout the past two months. Anneka continues our sense of sight week with some Finger Light Play.
We’ve been taking part in the Five Senses Play Challenge. It’s been fantastic so far and we’ve had lots of fun! We’ve played in lemon and orange scented ‘sand’, had a sniff test, made burgers from scratch, baked banana muffins, cooked a curry, squished about with Gelli Play and….had a light show!
This post is about the light show, we used a product called ‘finger lights’ wick I happened upon in Primark (a clothing store) of all places! They were only £1.50 for four so unlikely to break the bank.
We played with these early in the morning, our eldest is an early riser so he had chance to play with them before his baby brother woke up. I introduced the lights as ‘magic fingers’ and made them flash and spin in the ceiling. After mere seconds he was asking to have a turn too so I popped a couple of them on his fingers (I had to put two of his fingers through the bands as they’d be too loose on one of his toddler fingers). Immediately he started wiggling them around and jumping about all over the place!
We then used them to hunt out certain toys and light up his favourite bear different colours. We chatted about how the shadows grow and shrink. We chose one light each and played follow my leader on the ceiling and down the walls.
When baby brother woke up he was suitably impressed with the lights too. He stretched and wriggled trying to grab hold of them and kept laughing at the lights shining on the ceiling. It was lovely that his big brother was doing most of the entertaining and they were able to interact so nicely with each other. (There are 2.5 years between the two boys, with our youngest being 5 months).
All in all its definitely an activity I can see us repeating our eldest loves torches so these little finger lights took that to a whole new level for him.
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