?Water Activity?

This activity is super easy to set up and play with in mins during the hot summer time☀️

Materials Required: 

  • Big Bowl of water 
  • Two small bowls 
  • Beads 
  • Food coloring/Water colors
  • Measuring spoons 
  • Cup/bowl (optional)
  • Big mat or cloth (for easy clean up)

How To Play:

  • At first we started with a simple Water transferring activity — a big bowl of water and two small empty bowls and some measuring spoons 


  • Baby Moo was asked to transfer the water from the big bowl into the small bowls and that went on well for some time 


  • As he started to spill the water around him, mommy introduced the Bead transfer activity by putting some colorful beads into the big bowl and emptied the small bowls 

  • Baby Moo was asked to transfer only the beads from the water into the small bowls and that was an hit too 


  • Finally, Bead Sorting and Matching activity — mommy just dripped some few drops of food coloring into the small bowls and asked Baby Moo to sort and transfer the correct Bead from the big bowl of water into the corresponding colored small bowls and do the matching  


  • Since there were more than three colored beads mommy just kept a separate cup for the beads that doesn’t match the colored bowls and that was an huge hit too


Every baby loves playing with water, Baby Moo was no exception he loved this particular activity as he enjoyed it throughout the play?

??Water transfer; Bead transfer; Matching the beads with the colored water; Mixing the colored waters — are the quick to set up toddler activities for learning to spoon, developing fine motor skills ?… 

[#wateractivities #easytodoathome #finemotorskill #learningthroughplay #funplaytime #summertime #happytoddler] — Make this 3in1 multi-activity with your toddler during summer time and enjoy the fun-learning by beating the heat at home my lovlies?

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❕Foam Pieces Sorting❕

As the sorting and matching are so fun and joyful Math activity that are loved by many toddlers hence can also be used for developing the fine motor skills

It takes about 10mins to make (with your toddler) and start the sorting ?

Materials Required:

  • Scrap foam or foam pieces
  • Bowl
  • Different colored bottle caps

Procedure:

  • Take the scrap foam and cut the foam pieces

  • Place the foam pieces in a bowl and the different colored bottle caps next to them on a flat surface

  • And encourage your toddler to sort the colored foam pieces and match them to their corresponding bottle caps

Baby Moo enjoyed playing with the pieces rather than sorting or matching them but it was fun, to see him observing the texture of the foam pieces that slides into his little fingers and palm

And also the messy play part started with the pieces flying all around him?

The result was that Baby Moo had learned: to sort and match the colors and about the texture, in a fun way by enjoying the whole activity in a messy play at the end?

This activity helps the toddlers:: in hand eye coordination, gripping which later helps in writing skills, developing scissor skill…?

Make this super simple activity at home within mins along with your toddler and enjoy, teaching them the education in a fun filled way my lovlies?

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?Yarn Pumpkin Craft?

These super cooler yarn pumpkin can be made with just three materials in 5 mins (10 long mins with your little pumpkin by your side?)

Materials Required:

  • Yarn
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Scissor
  • Fork (optional)

How To Make:

  • Take the yarn and wrap around your three fingers or using a fork for 25 times (the number of times can be of your choice of thickness you want your pumpkins to be)

  • Cut a long strip of yarn and tie around the wrapped yarn which is on your hand/fork to conceal the yarn from coming off (Just as we do to make Pom poms)
  • Cut a small piece from the green pipe cleaner and place it onto the wrapped yarn and tie it along with it to form the stem of the pumpkin

  • Fluff up the wrapped yarn into a circular shape to make it to look like a pumpkin
  • And at last your yarn pumpkins are ready to play with?

As ‘the school’ was observing color day-(Orange) We made some big pumpkins for Baby Moo to match with his orange outfit of the day

[For the making of the big pumpkins just wrap the yarn 125 times around your four fingers and proceed as the above said method]

These can also be used for decorative purposes such as a garland or just scatter them on dinning table (or anywhere) and they give a rich beautiful look

Make these homemade pumpkin, with and for your little pumpkins and have fun dears?

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?Pizza-Saver [Colors & Number-Pattern] Matching?

This creative way of using the pizza savers for matching colors and learning number-patterns is the super-simple and easy to make Activity?

It takes about 30-45 minutes to make them

Materials Required:

  • Pizza savers
  • Foam sheets
  • Scissor
  • Sketch pens
  • Safety pin
  • Velcro
  • Strong glue or glue gun
  • Bottle cap
  • Vicks cap

Procedure:

  • Take and cut the Velcro into small squares and stick (the rough side of) the Velcro onto the pizza savers as shown below

  • Take the scrap foam sheets and using the bottle cap as a model, cut small circles and also stick (the soft side of) the Velcro squares on one side of the circles

  • Take a bigger bottle cap (I have used Vicks vaporub bottle cap) and keeping it as a model cut bigger circles from the foam sheets (same colors as that of the smaller circles)

  • And place the pizza savers onto the bigger circles, press firmly to make an imprint and using a safety pin make the three holes from the imprint such that the circles goes into the pizza saver as shown below

  • First to do the Color Matching place the foam circles and pizza savers on a plate

  • And make your toddler to insert the bigger circles into the bottom of the pizza savers

[As the insertion of the bigger circles were quite difficult for baby moos little fingers mama helped him throughout ?]

  • Place the circle inserted pizza savers on a surface and the smaller circles on a plate and encourage your toddler to match them

Baby moo enjoyed this whole color matching activity, it was fun learning about the colors and also to match them, to make it much more interesting mommy just added a flavor of patterns into the play?

  • Thus to make the Number-Pattern Matching take the foam (both bigger and smaller) circles and write the numbers in a pattern form as shown below

  • And place them on a surface and encourage your toddler do the matching as they did for the above Color Matching

To mommy’s surprise Baby moo even placed the numbered pizza savers in the order on the plate???

Baby moo enjoyed and had fun learning about the colors and number-patterns along with mommy ?

This Activity helps in the development of color recognition and number learning with patterns and coordination of the hands and most importantly about the usage of ♻️

Make this super-easy and simple activity at home and teach your little ones about the importance of how, even the waste materials can be used for learning purposes and much more my lovelies?

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⚪️Salt Play-Doh⚪️

Salt play-doh(dough) is a simply-effective toy recipe that can be made at home for our toddlers using house hold items, which will keep them engaged with hours and hours of never-ending, imaginatively-creative play😁😛

Required Ingredients:

  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Water

Materials Required:

  • Measuring cups
  • Big bowl

How To Make:

  • Take 1 cup of salt and flour in bowl and mix it together (I have used wheat flour)

  • Make a well in the middle of the salt-flour mixture and pour 1/2 cup of water and start the kneading process to form a dough (baby moo helped mommy with the kneading😉)

  • You should keep kneading till you a make dough ball (as we do for making chappathi's) And make the big ball into small balls (so that it will be easy for your toddlers to play with or you can give them one or two balls at a time and save the remaining for the later play)

  • Place the dough balls (number is of your choice, I gave 4 dough balls to baby moo) on a plate along with other play doh tools (if you have, or else you can do as I did:- I just took all of his toys that can be used in this play and also gave cookie cutters, etc..,) and let your toddler play

[You might wonder, what's that? one dough ball is in different color🤔 — We just experimented one dough ball by mixing liquid orange food coloring into it and it was nice 👍🏻 (the color might stick to your hand at first but after kneading for a while it will get reduced)
But then as it was our very first doh recipe I just stopped with one color😁]

We made different shapes such as star ⭐️, heart ❤️, circle, chocolate 🍫 (you can scroll down and see how we made the chocolate squares😎) etc..,

Mommy made baby moo to count the chocolate squares and helped him to arrange them in numerical order

But then, our little ones have their own way of learning 🤷🏻‍♀️ he just wanted to arrange them in a line 🤦🏻‍♀️

We even made different sized snakes and baby moo made the big snake to drink water 😛 it was such a great, pretend play with the snakes 🐍😂

These salt doh can be good for week as long as you place them in a ziplock bags or airtight containers

If left untouched and exposed to air and heat for longer period of time the dough will be thickened as hard as a stone

And so we kept the shapes which he made outside to make a new activity for later play😎

This activity stimulates the creativity of our little ones with the effective cognitive skills development also a very good hand gripping exercise for our little hands☺️ which would improve their writing skills

Make this super-simple play-doh recipe with your toddler and have fun modeling and molding the doh balls with their creative-imaginations flowing into the play my lovlies😍

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?Cake-Batter Sensorial Play Activity?

This is a simply easy to create sensorial-textured activity which takes just a minute to set up and also it requires only two main items they are cake mix and water😎

Things Required: 

  • Cake mix 
  • Cup of water
  • Bowl
  • A sheet of paper (optional)

How To Play With:

  • Just take the cake mix in a bowl and pour water and let your toddler do the mixing and play 

We just did this after the 🔎Find And Match🔍 game activity 

  • To make the play more interesting just give him a sheet of paper and let him create painting wonders 

  • It will be very hard to get your toddler to stop, so just join them with the fun play😛

Baby moo was so into it, he just let his little hands freely into the silky batter and enjoyed the changes of texture (from a bumpy powder to a silky batter

I would highly recommend to take precautionary measures, as this sensorial play might(no will) become a messy play😉😁

Though it's a small activity it keeps your toddler busy for longer time and it helps in the development of motor skills, pencil grip and gets the visual knowledge of changing textures 

Play this cool silky batter activity together and enjoy the happiness that fills 💞my lovlies😍

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?Rainbow Craft?

This colorful crafts gets the attention of your toddler in no time with their fullest participation without any distractions😁😛 to learn about the Beautiful "Rainbow"🌈

It takes about 15mins to make (But there might be an increase in your making time, if your toddler wants to help you with the cutting process)😉

Materials Required:

  • Scrap Foam
  • A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Compass
  • Sketches
  • Color pencils
  • Glue

How To Make:

  • Draw a rainbow using a compass on a A4 sheet paper

  • Outline the rainbow-drawing using the sketches

  • Cut small pieces of foam sheets (I just cut a curve strip, from a foam sheets and baby moo helped me in cutting the small pieces from those foam sheets, which helped him to develop his cutting skills) and keep it aside on a plate

  • First let your toddler color the rainbow (so that they can get the idea about the order of the colors of the 🌈)

  • Finally let your toddler stick the foam pieces onto the rainbow-drawing using the glue

As I have a "Mr.clean" (he doesn't like to be dirtier for a longer period of time) at home, it was really hard for me to make him to stick all the foam pieces onto the drawing,
[since the glue, sticks onto the hand and forms a sticky layer and becomes darker and dirtier soon]

But then, those vibrant colors were so irresistible that made 'my little rainbow' to participate and enjoy throughout the whole formation of the rainbow 🌈

This Activity helps to learn about the vibrant colors of the 🌈 and to learn a new colorful skill called "Gluing" 😎 filled with happiness in and out 😃

Make this beautifully-simple, colorfully-elegant rainbow crafts with your very own 'little-rainbow' and enjoy the vibrancy of his/her happiness lovelies😍

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➖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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