?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 ?!!

Stay tuned!!! For more DIY costumes from the ChennaiMom??❤️

♻️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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✍?Join The Dots & Color✍?

This was a simply-perfect way of using an A4 sheet and a pencil to create an activity for shape, color and number recognition for Baby Moo on a Lazy-Maa day ?

Steps On How We Learnt:

  • Draw some shapes(of your choice) and teach your little ones, the characteristics of the drawn shapes

  • Then just highlight the vertices of the shapes as shown below (by erasing off the edges)

  • Then teach your little one on how to join the dots And then have fun seeing them joining the dots and forming the shapes on their own by following the number sequence ?

  • Finally give some crayons(colors of their choice) and let them make some colorful shapes ?

Make this easygoing lazy day teaching-learning process at home and have a relaxing activity day my lovlies?

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❤️ Heart Name Puzzle ❤️

Simple + Easy = Best Learning is the slogan for the present days and so this simple but easy heart Name Puzzle was a huge hit at home for Baby Moo to recognize and learn the letters of his Name along with sequencing the numbers 1-5 and also to learn that his name is a 5 letter word ?

Materials Required:

  • Foam sheets
  • Scissor
  • Sketch
  • Craft knife
  • White paper

The Making:

  • Draw a big heart in a plane paper and using it as a model and cut the heart shape from the foam sheet (color of your choice) in the middle using craft knife and keep it aside as shown below

  • Take the heart shape (either you can change the color by tracing the heart in another colored foam sheet or use the same colored heart shape) divide and write the Name of your toddler by numbering each letter of their Name as shown below

  • Place the scissor and the divided Name heart and encourage your toddler to cut the heart along the divided lines (which helps in strengthening the little hand muscles and to practice scissor skills)

  • After finishing place the empty heart shaped foam sheet and let your little one arrange the puzzle and recognize and learn the letters of his/her Name along with the numbers ?

Make this super simply-made Activity at home and celebrate the Heart Day with the easy love for learning my lovelies ?

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??‍♀️DIY Birthday Cake Decoration?

??‍♀️ Enter our Birthday zone with this diy construction cake you’ll will be surprised to see how easy and fun it is to make?

To make your own construction cake you’ll need two main items:

  • A plain chocolate cake from your local bakery (or you can even bake one)
  • 3-5 mini construction vehicles of your little ones choice

[Optional Items:
Oreo biscuits (vanilla, chocolate), Nestlé nutties, etc..]

To Assemble:

  • Since Baby Moo turned 3⃣ we ordered the cake with a number 3 on it

  • And arrange the construction vehicles as if they are working on the cake

[With the help of the Optional items:

  1. The vanilla flavored Oreo for the sand effect
  2. The chocolate flavored Oreo to look like wheelsThe crushed chocolate Oreos to look like dirt
  3. And the Nestlé nutties to look like loads of big stones (and also you can add the chocolate sticks to look like logs)]

Since they gave the cake with some ? on it we just made use of it as some red stones lifted by a forklift truck?

If your not looking into surprising your toddler its so much fun to decorate with them, their own birthday cake?

The most important thing is that it takes absolutely very little effort to make this fabulously-stunning birthday cake for those little construction fiend like we have at our home?

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?Count, Match & Color?

Another counting activity for Baby Moo to strengthen his Counting ability and develop his Number and Color recognition skills ?

Materials Required:

  • A4 sheet paper
  • Sketch pens
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Paper cutter
  • Scale
  • Ballpoint pen

The Making: of the worksheet:

  • Draw some houses on the paper as shown below (I drew 5 houses and started with the number 5-9 windows per house ; since Baby Moo was always forgetting the number 7 and also with a small circle on the roof of the each houses)

  • Cut some same sized circles from the scrap cardboard as shown below

  • Color the cardboard circles (colors of your choice) and write the numbers on it using a ball pen (so that the ink won’t get smudged)

  • Place the activity sheet and the cardboard circles on a flat surface near your toddler and let them do the counting and matching activity first

  • Once the matching is done encourage them to make the windows colorful by matching the colors from the roof circles

Below is our finished colorful little houses by Baby Moo?

Counting is ‘fun‘ and when we add ‘color‘ it becomes more enjoyable, thus we had our fun time together and hence, make this simple worksheet activity at home and create your very own “fun times” my lovelies ?

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