➖Paddle Pop-Stick Puzzle➖

This super simple puzzle is an easy hands on way of learning, about the shapes which can be made within 30min

Materials Required:

  • Paddle pop-sticks 
  • Sketches 
  • Pencil
  • A4 sheet paper (optional)
  • Color pencils (optional)
  • Scissor (optional)
  • Felt shapes (optional)

Procedure: 

  • Take a pair of the pop-sticks and keep it together and draw the shapes (of your choice) such that it divides in the middle forming a symmetry on each pop-stick and write the name of the shapes at the bottom of each pop-sticks

  • Mix all the pairs and place them on a flat surface and encourage your toddler to match the puzzle by pairing the pop-sticks to form a whole shape together 

You can do this Activity in two ways:

  1. Either you draw the shapes on a paper and let your toddler to match and pair on them
  2. Or use the ⚫️Sensory Silhouette Matching Activity⚫️

For the 1st method:

  • Take a sheet of paper draw the shapes, just by giving a thick outline

  • Cut the paper into two halves in the horizontal direction and place it on a flat surface and let your toddler, match the puzzled pop-sticks onto their corresponding shapes

  • After matching the puzzled pop-sticks you can let your toddler to color the shapes (which will become an additional activity of coloring)

For the 2nd method:

At first we did this Activity using the first method and the following week, baby moo noticed the pop-sticks and wanted to do the activity,
As I was a lazy-mom that day, just took the ⚫️Sensory Silhouette Matching Activity⚫️ and placed it before him and told him to do the matching ??
[who knew that this would become a win-win for both mommy and baby moo??]

This Activity improves the fine motor and puzzle skills along with the development of cognitive thinking and also in the learning skills by recognizing the colors and by joining symmetrical shapes together ?
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??4️⃣ Little Shape Monsters??

It's an activity/game were your toddler learn and also pretend play by feeding the shape food to their corresponding monster shapes 

It takes about 45mins to 1hr to do along with your toddler (it's worth spending😍)

Materials Required:

  • Recycled Cardboards 
  • Color papers 
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue
  • Cutter
  • Scissor 

How To Make:

  • Take the cardboard, draw and cut the desired Shapes of your choices 

[We took the detergent powder carton and recycled it to make these basic (circle, square, rectangle, triangle) shape monsters and their foods] 

  • To make it to look like monsters give them a mouth (as same as their shape; eg: if it is a triangular monster then the mouth must be in the shape of a triangle)

  • Cover the shapes with the color papers (of your choice) and also let your baby glue some 👀 (number is of your choice) to the shapes

  • Then with the scraps from the same cardboard cut their corresponding (shape) foods of the monster shapes [and wrap it with white chart and let your toddler color them (optional)]

  • Finally lean the monsters onto the wall and keep their food on a plate and encourage your little monster to feed the hungry (shape)monsters 

I had lots of fun making these 4️⃣ Little Monsters with my very own "little moo monster" (You can see from the above pics for the proof 😛😂😇😁👆🏻)

This activity helps in the hand-eye cordination, creative play,.. and develops motor skills–as they help in the process of making the monsters and simultaneously they learn about the shapes and also about ♻️😎

Make these "👆🏻4️⃣ Little Shape Monsters👆🏻" along with your very own little monster😛 and have fun feeding their hunger lovelies😍

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♻️Bottle Cap Name Activity♻️

This name activity uses a recycled material to help the toddler to recognize and learn the letters of his/his name and also to learn about recycling?

It takes about 15-30min to make 

Materials Required: 

  • Bottle caps (I took them from the cool-drinks bottles)
  • Permanent marker 
  • Cardstock paper (of your choice; I have used green color)
  • Black sketch 
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils (of your choice; I have used red and green)
  • Scissor 

How To Make:

  • Take the marker and write each letter of your toddlers name on the bottle caps


  • Take the cardstock paper and write your toddlers name boldly on it using the marker and cut along the folded line and keep it aside 

  • Take the remaining cardstock paper and draw a caterpillar on it using the bottle cap as a model to form the head and the body of the caterpillar ? and also write the letters of the name on each circle


  • Bold and color along the outline of the caterpillar using the black sketch and color-pencils as shown in the below picture 


  • Finally put the caps in a cup and place the name strip on a flat surface and encourage your toddler to match and make their name 



  • Then place the caterpillar strip of paper and encourage them to do the matching and the name caterpillar ? 


Baby moo loved recognizing the letters of his name and learning about ♻️ from this activity and also he had fun playing with the bottle caps and arranging them in a row and in a zig zag manner as that of a caterpillar ? 

Enjoy making this activity using recycled item and  teach your babies about the outcomes of ♻️ my lovlies?

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?Find & Match?

This is a super simple and easy to make fun filled hands-on activity to develop the knowledge on math while improving the motor skills 

It takes about 30-45mins to make it?

Supplies Needed:

  • Cereal box
  • Flour
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils 
  • Sketches 
  • Eraser
  • Scissor 

Procedure:

  • Take the cereal box and cut small squares (it can be imperfect squares) for the numbers and shapes (of your choice)

[Since we had an expired cake mix, I just recycled it into this wonderful “Find & Match” activity for baby moo and also used the same carton of the cake mix to cut the squares for the numbers and shapes?]


  • Write the numbers and draw the shapes on those small squares of the cartons using the color pencils(of your choice)


  • Cut and take one side of the carton and place the small squares on it and draw the outline 
  • Next write and draw the numbers and shapes into the outlined squares of the carton and also use the sketches to give a bold look and a heading 

  • Pour the flour and put the small squares into the bowl and mix it well (to hide the small squares into the flour)


  • Place the outlined carton next to the bowl and encourage your toddler to find and match them 



    Baby moo loved finding them rather than matching them? His tiny little hands were so happy to indulge into the bowl of flour? 

    This activity helps the toddlers to get a visual discrimination of the numbers and shapes and it’s a great sensorial, hands-on activity game that allows your toddler to play and learn at the same time?

    Make this “Find and Match” sensorial game and indulge yourself into your babies ever preserved happiness in the play my lovelies?

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    ?DIY Christmas Silhouette Matching?

    This is a simple activity or a fun game that can be made for the toddlers to play with during Christmas holidays, just by using some Christmas cookie cutters

    It takes about 15-30mins to make them 

    Supplies Needed:

    • Chart (color of your choice)
    • Christmas cookie cutters
    • Pencil
    • Black Sketch pen
    • Felt sheets
    • Scissor 

    How To Make: 

    • Take the chart, fold it into half and cut it

    [Crease the chart further so that after playing with it you can just fold it as it is and store it away]

    • Place the cookie cutters and draw the outline of all the shapes 

    [If you don't have cookie cutters you can even do free hand drawing of all the shapes (of your choice)] 

    • Color the shape using black sketch pen to make it to look like a silhouette

    [I tried to color using black color pencil but it wasn't as dark as I want it to be and hence the black sketch pen. You can see the difference between the snowman and to the rest of the shapes]

    • And also cut out the shapes of the cookie cutters from the felt sheets 

    [You can even design the felt shapes (I dint)]

    • Place them down and encourage your toddler to match the felt shapes with the silhouette on the chart paper 

    Baby moo loved matching them and it was so much fun snorting the Christmas themed shapes (We did this for our Christmas 2016)

    This Activity helps in recognition of the shapes, in hand eye coordination, in getting the toddler into the holiday spirit of Christmas🎅🏻 and to the season of love💝

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