🐰Bunny Shape Matching & Counting Activity🐰

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

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😉)

  • 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🥕, 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 😎

Make this activity at home and enjoy the evening with some good learning with fun play my lovelies 😍

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🔢I Can Count Puzzle🔢

‘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 with?

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 ?

  • 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 it?)

  • 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 ?

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?Birthday Party Favors?

This was a mommy made DIY favor when BabyMoo turned to his “$pecial 3️⃣”

“Party favors need not be elaborate or expensive, it just have to be fun, to send everyone home with little remembrance of your special day” ?

The following party favor is really cheap and super easy to make and it’s customisable as per your choice ?

Materials Used:

  • Chocolate (candies (of your choice) from local store)
  • Balloons (we used the leftovers from the Christmas celebration)
  • Crayons (small ones Rs.10/pack)
  • Photocopies of cake pictures (or any kind of colouring page of your choice)
  • Ribbon / Yarn / Thread (of your choice)

The Making:

  • Take the colouring page and fold it as shown below to form a pocket for the crayons and balloon storage

  • Fold 1/3 of the paper in downward direction as shown below??

  • Fold the remaining paper in upward direction as shown below??

  • Again fold the paper back to one side… and then the remaining in the same direction (such that the whole paper is in thirds) as shown below??

  • Turn over and tuck one side of the paper in between the two pieces of their opposite side as shown below ??

(The above folding of colouring page is how they fold and give the coloring page or the menus in some Restaurants for kids to read, draw and play with?)

  • Keep three crayons (no. Of crayons is of your choice) per colouring page along with a candy on one side and a balloon on the other side;

  • Wrap the whole thing with a transparent sheet and secure it by tying a ribbon(/thread/yarn) around as shown below ??

  • Finally, You can write your little ones name using a permanent marker (optional);

All favors are packed and ready to be shipped off through the little ones bag to school as a return gifts for their friends wishes ?

Since it was his 1st birthday celebration at school.., we made it ultra special with these cute little favors for our happyboy ??‍?

Make this DIY favors at home and share the happiness of love ? my lovelies ?

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??‍?Painting (Process Art)??‍?

This activity was a great process for making art without knowing the end result… which made Baby Moo to get creative in every ways he can…?

Materials (that we used but you can always get creative):

  • Paints
  • Fork
  • Paint brush
  • A4 sheet papers (any paper of your choice)
  • Pencil

The Making of the Paintings:

  • At first I wanted Baby Moo to do some fork painting and left him on his own to paint whatever and however he wants to and thus buy keeping the paints, A4 sheet paper and the forks in front of him began his process art…?

  • Next, we painted a lion by just drawing a circle (by mummy) and the remaining was purely done by Baby Moo?

  • And then he moved onto using a brush in one hand and fork in the other and wanted to paint some shapes (you can see from the below pics how he painted those.. no explanations needed??‍♀️?)

  • Finally he wanted to make prints (influenced by seeing activities from YouTube) both hand and leg prints and it was indeed a beauty seeing his little prints on the paper ?

Try this “Painting-A process of art making” at home with your little ones and have an exquisite creative day my lovelies ?

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?DIY Flip Book {Parts of a plant}?

This was the continuation of the previous activity I wrote here. It was a fun hands on activity to reinforce the education he learnt on the unit parts of the plant in natural environment. This flip book is a keep sake material which can be used whenever your little ones wants to learn or reinforce their knowledge on the Parts of the Plant unit ?

Materials Required:

  • A4 sheet paper (2)
  • Wrapping Tape
  • Black sketch pen
  • Pen
  • Scissor
  • Pencil
  • Crayons/Color pencils (of your little ones choice)
  • Scrap Cardboard
  • Flowers, Leaves, Stem, Roots (of your choice… I have used Rose from our garden along with the leaves, stem from the curry leafs, roots from the Cilantro ?)

Procedure:

  • Take two A4 sheets place next to each other and tape it together as shown below

  • Turn it around and draw a Plant on the right side

  • Before moving on to the making of the flip book; Give some crayons and let your toddler color the parts of the plant

  • Once colored close the paper such that it forms a booklet and on the front page write the title (of your choice) and draw a dotted lines along the paper and cut it, in such a way that, when opened it shows the parts of the plant separately ?? as shown below

  • Take rectangular cardboard pieces and write the names of the parts of the plant for the little ones to recognize, you can even draw the parts of the plant behind each corresponding part names

  • Set all the makings along with the stem, leaf, and flowers collected on a flat surface and let your little one do the learning by doing activity

He even made his own plant on the front side of the booklet with those little parts of the plant names ?

Baby Moo loved playing with it and mommy was super-happy since he was enjoying and learning together by this wonderful Play-way method of teaching and learning my lovelies ?

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?Nature Learning (Parts of the Plant)?

Nature learning is the best learning as the exposure to the natural environment improves children’s cognitive development by improving thier awareness reasoning and observational skills?

Here we accidentally studied the “Parts Of A Plant” unit with the nature which turned out to be the brilliant way to introduce the little ones to the plant unit?

??‍♀️ The Story of our accidental learning goes like: One evening we went to the terrace to see the plant and water them; And there, we saw a plant (weed) growing among the plant which wasn’t supposed to be and hence mommy plucked it out and seeing the plant (weed) an idea ? flashed her mind why not teach Baby Moo the parts of a plant and thus the teaching and the learning begun as you can see by following the pictures below ???

It’s said that Exposure to nature reduces stress level in children by 28%…? hence, do this nature activity with your littles and burn (theirs and yours) stresses my lovelies ?

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?V-Day Card?

Who needs store bought card when it can be made at home and treasured for life by the card receiver ?

This card was very easy to make from the efforts of two (mommy+Baby Moo)

(Note: It can also be used as Father’s day card)

This was the Valentine’s Day Card for dada by Baby Moo with some help from mama ? It was the greatest of pleasure to make something as special as this V-card with my little one ?

Materials Required:

  • Card stock paper
  • Texture paper / origami papers
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Sketch pens, Crayons, Color pencils (anything of your little ones choice)
  • Pen

V-Card Making:

{Theme:- DADA, I Love U to Pieces}

  • We took the cardstock paper fold it into half and glued a rectangular shaped origami paper in the middle as shown below

  • I Wrote the word DADA in dotted lines (using a pen) so that Baby Moo could trace them (as we are at the starting stage of his writing skill development)

  • To decorate the front page I made Baby Moo to cut small pieces of paper from the different colored origami papers and glued them around as shown below

  • For the (inside) card wordings, I just drew the dotted lines again and made him to trace it and also used the ❤️ Heart Name Puzzle ❤️for drawing the outline of the ❤️ and again some origami paper pieces to fill up the heart by Gluing

  • Finally at the back of the card I just drew the dotted lines on the (textured) origami paper, glued again by him and he traced it out (as he wanted to write his full name) ?

Show your dada how much he is being loved by making this DIY handmade-by-toddler card my lovelies ?

?Above is our priceless V-Day special card which can in no ways compete with the store bought ones?

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?DIY Mouse Costume?

Just Another day to put mommy’s creativity into work ?… For Baby Moo’s Story day Activity… As he was asked to wear a Mouse Costume and thus the Making of it follows below???

Materials Required:

  • Gray/Black/white/pink (of your choice) dress

(here I have used Baby Moos grey warmer dress as it was the perfect fit for him)

  • Head band (color and size of your choice)
  • Glue gun
  • Felt sheets or fabrics
  • Scrap Foam sheet (color of your choice)
  • Pencil
  • Scissor
  • Eyeliner (black for the whiskers)
  • Picture of a Mouse (optional)

The Making:

  • For the Body of the Mouse

Take the white felt sheet, place it on the t-shirt in the middle and draw an oval shape, cut it out and glue/stitch it onto the t-shirt along with a pic of a mouse as shown below ??

(Before Gluing the felt on… it’s advisable to use cardboard inside the fabrics as the preventive measure as shown in the above pic ??)

  • Next for the Tail of the Mouse

Take another white Felt sheet, cut them into long rectangular strips and place it on the back of the trousers along with the PipeCleaners and glue them in the cylindrical shape to form the tail (the felt sheet must be thin and pointy as you go to the tip of the tail, like that of the mouse ? tail and also I have colored the tail with the grey sketch)

  • Then finally for Ears

Take the same colored (another) old dress, cut four circles(with a small rectangular shape) of same size (two for each ears) and also cut small circular foam sheet (foam color of your choice), place them in between the two fabrics (like the bread and jam) as shown below??

And for the inside portion of the mouse ears cut two smaller circles (with rectangular shape) and glue it all together with the head band as shown in below pictures??

Thus,.. put together the body, the tailed trouser and the ears on the little one along with the drawing of some whiskers on the mustache area and coloring of the nose in triangular shape with the black eyeliner and your little mouse is ready to enact the story at school/home my lovelies

What more does the mommy wants than hearing his son saying “Mommy mommy moo saved a lion ?

!!I’m the proudest Mommy of the little Mouse who saved the Mighty Lion ?!!

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♻️DIY Poster Letter-?️

Posters are great for the little ones to learn the same thing on the daily basis to master that alphabet and words in depth ?

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Scissor, cutter
  • Glue
  • Chart paper
  • Black marker
  • Foam sheets(scrap)
  • Images starting with letter P (with its name optional)

Procedure:

  • Take any cardboard, draw and cut the shape of the letter P as shown below ??

  • Glue and Cover the Letter P with the white chart (color of your choice)

  • Outline the whole letter P around the edges with the black marker

  • To avoid the cardboard letter from bending take a scrap rectangular foam sheets and glue onto the back of the letter as shown below ??

  • Finally paste the pictures (of your little ones choice) that starts with the letter P all over it and also to hang the poster onto the wall, glue a thick thread/twine at the back of it in the form of a loop as shown below ??

Poster Letter P is all ready to be either hanged onto the wall of the study room/classroom or to be held in the hand, by the little ones, for the alphabet of the week activity ?

Make this simple, activity-learning poster along with your little ones to give a deep knowledge of the Alphabets my lovelies ?

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✏️DIY Coloring Pages?

Since Baby Moo was filled with Coloring mood.., mommy had to make a simply-effective activity sheet ?.

Below are the detailed info of how we made it and how we spent our ‘Evening filled with Colors’ ?

Materials Required:

  • A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils/ Crayons (of your choice)

Steps to Draw & Color:

  • Draw the vehicles (of your little ones choice) on both the sides of the sheet and more importantly Google will be of great help for the images ?

  • Place the drawn sheet in front along with the color pencils and the crayons (though Baby Moo used only the color pencils, I had to keep them both as insisted by Him??‍♀️?) and let your little one use his artistic knowledge by coloring the formal colors of the vehicles

Below are the completed coloring pages by Baby Moo ?

It was the best activity for my little budding artist ??‍? with some valuable colorful learning my lovelies

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