๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธLetter Ww๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป

Since there is a change of weather in Chennai we combined our ‘letter of the week + craft activity’ together into the following ‘Craft Learning’ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • Blue chart/ blue Color paper (here I have used the scrap blue handmade paper from the 7 Continents activity)
  • Card stock/ Thick paper
  • Color papers
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Cotton, sequins, paint,.. (craft decorating items of your choice)

Letter Ww Craft Making:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปFor the Uppercase Alphabet W:

  • Cut 4 rectangular strips (Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy, Snowy days) from the blue chart paper and Place it along with the materials of cottons, sequins, paints…

  • And teach your little one to make the types of weather on each rectangular strips of the letter W as shown below

  • Let your little one glue the types of weather striped rectangular paper they made in the shape of W onto the card stock (Color of your choice which acts as the base, we glued our W onto a scrap black foam sheet) as shown below

As they make the letter W they not only learn about the letter W but also the words weather, sunny day, cloudy day, rainy day, snowy day.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปFor the Lowercase alphabet w:

Since we dint have the required Color paper at the moment we improvised by making our own…

  • Horizontally Divide the A4 sheet into two and let your little one Color the upper part in blue Color and the lower part in brown Color (to make the sky and the mud/soil) respectively

  • Mommy helped Baby Moo to draw (snake shaped) grasses in the mud

  • Then draw small w on a Color paper (of your choice) and cut it and let your little one glue it onto the scenery paper made

[Baby Moo even gave eyes and a smiling face for the little worm and said it’s a good worm mommy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜›]

Here they learn the words worm, grass, green, mud, soil, sky.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Make these fun crafts at home and “Enjoy the Changes in the Weather with your cute little worms” my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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โ˜•๏ธCounting with Coffee Beans๐Ÿ”ข

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธWe get freshly grounded coffee powder from Nilgiris shop in Chennai and mommy got an idea on seeing those coffee beans to match it up with basic mathematics and improve Baby Moos counting skills and thus the following activity๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • Coffee Beans
  • Cardboard/foam sheets
  • Coffee/tea cups
  • Glue
  • Sketches

Procedure 1:-

  • Take the cardboard draw the shape of the cup that your toddler is using (number of cups to be drawn is totally of your choice) I drew ten cups since we are gonna practice the counting of numbers from 1-10
  • Once drawn place the coffee beans and cardboard on a flat surface and let your little ones have some counting fun my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

Procedure 2:-

  • Take paper tea/coffee cups (no. Of cups is of your choice)
  • Cut a small handles from a cardboard and glue/insert it on/into the paper cups as shown below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

**[Note: If the handles are glued, storage of the cups for later play would be a bit difficult… But if the handles are inserted into the cups, the storage is super easy โžก๏ธ as the cups can be stacked up + handles are removable = takes less space]**

  • Write the numbers (of your choice) on the handles (First we counted from 1-10 then from 11-20)
  • Place the cups along with some coffee beans near your toddler and encourage them to read the number aloud and drop in the required amount of coffee beans inside the coffee cups and let them make some tasty fun coffee counting ๐Ÿ˜‰

He spent a whole hour playing with the coffee beans after learning some counting.., he even brought his construction vehicles along to play with while mommy prepared dinner for him…๐Ÿ˜‡ This was a super simple to make and highly effective activity that was totally approved by Baby Moo ๐Ÿ˜

Make these cute counting cups and ‘brew’ some ‘counting skills’ into your little ones my lovelies๐Ÿ˜

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๐ŸพFingerprints Counting๐Ÿพ

Another counting activity for Baby Moo to reinforce his counting skills with his most favourite painting technique… These can be made easily at home and have lots of fun learning ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • A4 sheets (or any plain paper or a note book)
  • Paints
  • Sketch pens

The Making of the Sheets:

๐ŸŒทDraw some flowers with stem (no leaves) and let you little one Color them and then write the number in the middle of the flower as shown below and let your little one read the number aloud and keep the required number of leaves on the stem using their tiny little fingers๐ŸŒท

๐ŸžDraw some lady bugs (without their black dots) on the A4 sheets and let them Color it then write the numbers on their head/ or at their side as shown below and let your little ones put some dots๐Ÿž

๐ŸŒณDraw some apple trees (without the apples on them) and let your little one Color the trees then write the numbers on the trunk as shown below and let your little ones put some apples on their crowns๐ŸŒณ

๐ŸŒงDraw some grey clouds (without rain) and let your little one Color the clouds grey then write the numbers on the clouds and let your little ones make them rain๐ŸŒง

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Likewise,… Do make your very own counting sheets (rather than buying and printing the worksheets from the internet๐Ÿ˜‰) with the materials that you have at home and have lots of fun ๐Ÿ”ขcounting, printing ๐Ÿพ and learning๐Ÿ“– my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ–Crayon Color Matching๐Ÿคซ

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธThis is another activity that mommy made for Baby Moo when he was a Year old or so.. This can also be called as a ‘quite book page’, which is super easy to make and play with๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • Felt sheets (colors of your choice)
  • Scissor
  • Velcro
  • Hot glue/Fabric glue
  • Black marker/ Fabric pen
  • Whitener

The Making:

  • Draw a crayon image on a white sheet of paper and keeping it as a model, cut the colourful crayons (2 sets each) from the felt sheets
  • Paint lines on the felt crayon models as shown below(black marker for the colors and whitener for painting on the black felt model)

  • Cut small rectangular strips of (rough part)Velcro and glue it onto the back of the felt crayons as shown below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Glue one set of the felt crayons on the felt sheet and place the other on the sides and encourage your little one to match them๐Ÿ˜Ž

This matching page is still been played with by Baby Moo… hence its completely, past Baby/present toddler approved quite book page for your little ones ๐Ÿ˜

Make this simply fun quite book page activity for your little ones and have a ๐Ÿคซ-spectacular evening (for yourself) with some self learning (for the little ones) my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ“–Anishโ€™s Coloring Book๐Ÿ“–

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ This booklet for Baby Moo goes back to a year ago… I just wanted to share with you all my mini project for him when he was in his early stages of developing his painting and writing skills ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:-

  • A4 sheet
  • Sketches
  • Scissor
  • Paint/crayons/colour pencils

The Book Making:-

  • Take a sheet of A4 paper and fold the page in half ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Unfold the sheet and again fold in along the other dimension as shown below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Again unfold and fold the sheet in quarters as shown below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
  • When you unfold the sheet again you can clearly see that you have creased along the edges, to make 8 panels which in turn makes the pages for the booklet๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

(You can either write/draw your contents now on each panels or wait till completed ๐Ÿ˜‰)

  • Make a slit in the middle of the sheet (four panels to be exact) as shown below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Raise up the middle panels as shown๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
  • Gather all the panels together as shown to make a mini booklet๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Finally write all the contents as per wish … Here I have made a “Shape Coloring Book” for Baby Moo ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽค

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐ŸปThis is how our coloring book after coloring looked like๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿป

Make this super easy mini booklet at home and give some creative learning to your little ones my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿฅช2Slices=4Sandwiches๐Ÿฅช

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ For Baby Moos sandwich day at school mommy made these 4 cute little mini sandwiches, which are super ๐Ÿ˜‹ and of different varieties from a slice of bread ๐Ÿž

Ingredients:-

  • 2Slices of bread;
  • Spreads (of your choice, I have used – jam, peanut butter, Cheese, Mayonnaise, tomato ketchup);
  • Fruit (of your choice);
  • Nut (of your choice)

**(Note:: The main Ingredient is Bread and the stuffings are purely your own creativity)**

The Making ๐Ÿฅช:-

  • Take two slice of Bread (I just trim of the edges as my Baby Moo doesn’t like it that much๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ)

  • Cut them into four squares and apply the spreading and stuffing of your choice and make some good tasty sandwiches ๐Ÿคค

Isn’t “Variety-the spice of life” , make these super yummy mini sandwiches at home and feed the ‘mini-eater’ in varieties my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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โค๏ธHeart Cookies Matching & Sequencing๐Ÿ’š

Another counting activity to strengthen the little ones number recognition skill and extends further by improving their fine motor skill by gluing the hearts on the squares for ordering them in sequence ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • Foam sheets
  • Scissor
  • Glue stick
  • Sketch pen

The Making:

  • Cut out little hearts from the foam sheets (no. Of hearts is of your choice) and write the numbers with their corresponding dots on each sides of the hearts as shown below๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Cut them into two halves and place them all mixed up on the plate and let your little one do the matching of the broken hearts ๐Ÿ’• by counting their dots๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • For the extended activity:- cut out small squares from the foam sheets such that the little hearts fits in them;

  • Place those squares along with the glue sticks, the matched hearts on a plate and teach your toddler to stick those matched broken hearts onto the squares๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Finally, teach them to place it in a sequence of ten frames as shown in below pics ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

This would be a great introduction of “Ten Frame – number sense” for the little ones along with some learning and developing fine motor skills ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Make this easy to make Heart Cookies [name solely given by Baby Moo๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽค] ๐Ÿ˜Ž with your little ones and enjoy the evening with some ‘love cookie’ learning my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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๐ŸŽApple Pops๐Ÿญ

This easy to make snack pops are super deliciously divine treat for your little ones ๐Ÿ˜‡

We made these for Baby Moos ‘Ramzan activity of caring and sharing’ for his school๐Ÿ˜Ž

Ingredients:

  • Apple
  • Nutella
  • Nuts (of your choice)
  • Paddle pop sticks (cut into two half)

The Making:

  • Cut the apple in slices (no. of slices of your choice) using a apple cutter or with a knife

  • Stick the paddle pop sticks into each slices (like lollipops ๐Ÿญ)

(You can even make use of dowels as the sticks :- just cut them in small sizes and stick into the apple slices)

  • Cover each apple pops with the Nutella and cover them with nut toppings of your choice

(Melted chocolate, peanut butter, almond butter, caramel,.. can also be used in the place of the Nutella)

  • You can even cut the apple slices into smaller pieces and cover the tip of those pieces with chocolates and nuts as shown below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

๐ŸŽ‰These pops also make a great choice for parties๐ŸŽ‰

Make this super cool pops at home with your little ones and enjoy the happiness of fruity-nutty eating my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ”ขBunny Shape Matching & Counting Activity๐Ÿ‡

A simple but effective way to teach your little ones about the basic shape and numbers in a fun filled activity ๐Ÿ˜

Materials Required:

  • Thick paper / Cardboard
  • A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Colour pencils
  • Strong Glue
  • Green Felt (scrapes)
  • Black sketch
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Draw bunnies in various shapes (of your choice) on a paper and keeping it as a model cut out the outline of the bunnies from the cardboard; similarly cut out the carrots, for the shape bunnies in their corresponding shapes

(I have used the cardboard from inside of the newly, store bought shirts ๐Ÿ‘”)

  • Let your little ones colour the bunnies and their carrots (with colours of their choice) and once coloured highlight the bunnies and the carrots using black sketch

  • Now to make the greens of the carrots ๐Ÿฅ•, take scrap green felt sheet and cut them in the shape of a bush and glue it behind each carrots as shown below

  • Finally place the coloured shape bunnies with their carrots on a flat surface and let your little ones match, count and play

Mommy taught Baby Moo to play with it and we also arranged them in number sequence to match and Baby Moo came with different possible ways to play with it while gaining some knowledge along the way ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Make this activity at home and enjoy the evening with some good learning with fun play my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ”ขI Can Count Puzzle๐Ÿ”ข

‘I can count’ is a wonderful math magic which helps the little ones to learn to count in a fun filled way here this DIY counting and finding the missing numbers is very easy to make and learn with๐Ÿ˜‰

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard (thick and thin)
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Strong Glue / Glue gun
  • Velcro
  • Scissor

The Making:

I got this idea from a kids magazine where there was an activity of finding the missing numbers but since it was a one time using activity, I was not going to use it, thus the making of this activity came into existence ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Take a thick cardboard and cut into a square shaped as shown below (the size of the cardboard is of your choice)

(I have used a calendar cardboard for this activity, as it is super strong and holds good and also the size I have used is, as same as the model from magazine)

  • Cover the whole cardboard with felt sheet

(colour is of your choice and as you can see from the above pic my felt sheet dint cover the whole part but still it does the job good and I’m fine with it๐Ÿ˜‰)

  • In the middle is where the numbers are going to be placed so accordingly either paint the squares or draw them for the numbers (1-20) as shown below

  • Cut small squares in the size .5cm lesser than the squares on the cardboard and also from the foam sheet (to make the moveable numbers super strong) and glue both the cardboard and the foam sheet squares together as shown below

  • Finally write the numbers on them on one side and glue the rough part of the Velcro on the other side

Thus your moveable numbers with numbered cardboard are ready to be learned and played with….

Since all the numbers are moveable you can use it as many ways/times as you wish and make your little one super strong in counting, arranging and in finding the missing numbers my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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