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3 Lessons To Turn Any Classroom Activity Table Into a Hub of Scholastic Discovery

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Activity tables provide a blank canvas for teachers to fill with exciting and meaningful lessons.

Sistine Table Classroom Art Lesson Idea

Image of Sistine Table idea from Mrs. Karen Harrington's blog

While a table is a basic classroom tool, the creativity of the educational exercises that can be done on these surfaces are what makes them a special learning area for children of all ages. Teachers can take advantage of activity tables by encouraging their students to engage in hands-on lessons that can boost their scholastic experience. Below are 3 activity table uses that will enhance your student’s education.

A Unique Way To Draw

Exposing children to famous artists at an early age is an excellent way to inspire a life long love of art. Incorporating a variety of activity table projects can reinforce a students understanding of the different artistic methods used by an artist. One such example is exploring Michelangelo’s experience of creating the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling. After explaining that Michelangelo had to paint the ceiling by standing and looking upwards on a scaffold raised high above the ground, allow the children to explore this technique in a slightly modified manner.

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Activity Tables- From Common to the Unique

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Classroom activity tables have never had so much variety. With the multitude of teaching styles and teaching environments, there is much need for diversity in the school activity table market. Varying sizes, shapes, materials, finishes and more make up the hundreds, if not thousands, of available activity tables.
Online and catalog wholesale furniture dealer, Worthington Direct, has many activity tables to choose from for school, church and early childhood centers. The most common activity table is a rectangular shaped, laminate top, adjustable height table that are often a favorite of teachers and educators. But what about those very specific tables; what are they used for?
A new growing trend is the anti-microbial table options that come about in an attempt to keep flu and germs from spreading among school students. These tables feature germ destroying technologies that help keep classrooms free from harboring germs. Many schools use these tables, as well as churches, universities and those setting up displays in public settings.
Another unique activity table is the collaboration station tables that allow students a creative shaped table that allow them to work together and have their own independent space. These activity tables are especially popular in the younger school grades for group work, discussion and art projects.
Look for activity tables that suit you specific needs. For instance if you have a lot of wood trim in your space, consider a solid wood table. If you need additional storage in your classroom, try a table with storage bins located just under the table top. Always measure your room and allow at least 3 feet of space for easy entry around the table.


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