This is an awesome example for the “Process Art” where we focus on the making of the art rather than focusing on the end result of it. This helps the toddler to think with an open-ended creativity?
- Sweet lime skin (no. totally depends on you)
- Thick paper (I have cellophane taped 2 A4 sheets on a thick cardboard)
- Paint (of your choice)
How To Start:
- This painting fun starts with the development of Practical life skill which is, ‘making sweet lime juice’ as they learn the process of obtaining fresh tasty juice directly
- Just keep all the above said supplies next to each other on a flat surface and encourage your toddler to begin his work of art
Baby Moo started with the block printing and gradually moved on to use the sweet lime skin as the paint brush and made his very own beautiful ‘Abstract painting’
And as usual the activity was enjoyed by Baby Moo and ended with his favorite messy finger painting activity?
This fun painting activity helps your toddlers little minds to create wonders in art with having no pre-determined limit or boundary and also with the structured functional activity in learning and developing practical life skills?
Do this wonderful activity at home with your little Artists and bring out thier artistic creativity along with thier contribution at home works by developing thier practical skills my lovlies?
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Another super easy to make, simple matching activity to develop Art and Math skills in your toddler
- Foam sheets
- Draw and cut the fish outline on a foam sheets (color of your choice)
- Give the sketches to your toddler and let him design his own variety of fishes (number of fishes depends on the numbers you wish to teach your toddler)
I would recommend y’all to give the fishes an outline in black sketch pen so that your little ones will learn to color within (without going out)?
Baby Moo happily played with his fishes for sometime after making them all colorful?
Then Just like that while playing he began to match the sketches with their corresponding colors of his fishes (this was an unexpected extra color matching activity which helped him to learn about the colors by matching them)
- Once your little artist finishes his work just take the fish and cut its tail off
We also did an extra activity of matching colors of his fishy’s to their corresponding color tails
- Then write the numbers on the body and to their corresponding tail as shown in the picture below??
- Mix it all up and place it near your toddler and encourage them to match the fishes to their corresponding tails (by their Numbers)
Baby moo was so happy to give his fishes their tails that he began to match them with their colors first, but later when mommy taught him, he learnt how to do the Number matching gradually (it will take sometime to learn the two digit numbers)
This Activity helps in the development of math and puzzle skills and also to develop their creativity of coloring and art
Make these super-easy ‘Fishy-Tail matching’ activity and have fun enjoying the ‘Art with Math’ my lovelies?
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We can say that this is The “Perfect” Activity for a perfect “Rainy Day”
It takes about 30mins to make these lovely rain ? with their ☁️
- Cardboard paper (I have used a recycled cardboard that comes with the formal shirts when we buy at textile shops)
- Color pencils
- Blue Foam sheet
How To Make:
- Take the cardboard paper and draw some clouds ☁️ on it using a pencil (number of clouds depends on the numbers you wish to teach your little one) and Cut the clouds separately
- Color it with grey color pencil to make it to look like grey clouds and write the numbers on them as shown below??
- Take the blue foam sheet, draw and cut the shape of the rain drops ? from it as shown below ??
- Finally place the clouds in order on a flat surface and all the rain drops on a plate and encourage your little one, to match the numbers by counting and placing the rain drops below their corresponding number cloud ?
This perfectly ?? activity of counting the rain drops on a rainy day was so much fun for Baby Moo, as he was able to touch the rain drops and play with them by learning some basic numbers of Math along ??
This activity helps your little ones to develop their 1:1 Correspondence, Sequencing and their mathematical skills of counting the numbers along with a little fun play ?
Make this ‘Rainy Clouds’ at home to have some quick and easy learning, along with your toddlers my lovelies?
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Beads and Pipe cleaners together form a simple math activity for our young toddlers to know and learn about the basic concept of counting which leads and helps in the development of the great Fine Motor Skills?
It just takes a minute or so to set up this activity
How To Play With:
- Just set up the beads in a cup along with the different colored pipe cleaners on a surface and encourage your toddler to thread the beads onto the pipe cleaner
Baby Moo loved this activity with the pipe cleaners and the beads. At first he started to touch and feel the texture of beads and the round colorful beads.
Later when Mommy taught him on how to play with, he learnt to thread the beads and started the counting play.
It was an ‘organic play’ (as I dint want him to do the same old, sorting or counting or matching of the numbers). It was an healthy fun filled activity of that day as he explored and learnt all by himself just by playing along.
Baby Moo made a snake ? and played with them for sometime by dragging the beads up and down and of course he loved when the beads flinged into the air and fell on the floor??♀️ and then we both together made a bracelet which he loved and he asked me to take photo(selfie) as he sat on me to show it to his dada??
This Activity helps your toddler to learn, build and develop their fine motor skills, strengthen their little hand muscles (which helps them in their future writing skills), develops their hand-eye coordination (as they need lots of concentration to thread the beads onto the pipe cleaners), and last but not the least they develop their basic math skills and colors with this fun play?
Do this super-exiting activity at home with your young ones and have fun developing their early stages of motor-numeracy skills my lovlies?
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As Halloween was around the corner we made these adorable Jack-O-Laterns using scrap felt sheets
It takes about 30minutes are so to complete these ?
- Felt sheets (Orange, Yellow, Black)
- Pipe cleaners (Green)
- Draw a shape of a pumpkin on a paper and keeping that as model cut out pumpkins from the felt sheets (number of pumpkins is of your choice)
- Now, (the pumpkins eyes, nose and mouth are gonna be in the form of different mathematical shapes) draw some small shapes (of your choice) onto the paper and keeping it as a model, cut out the same from the yellow and black felt sheets
(Here I have used the shape model from the ?Lollipop Shape Matching Activity?)
- Also cut rectangular pieces from the green pipe cleaners to form a stem and Make a hole on the stem area of the pumpkins so that the pipe cleaners gets through them to form a stem
- Finally place the pumpkins, the shapes and the stems on a surface and invite your toddler to build the pumpkins on their own way
At first Baby Moo started doing an activity of touch and feel (Felt, Pipe Cleaners) and later as I showed him, how to make the shapes to form a face on the pumpkins, he just loved the making of the ? with different shapes?
Baby Moo made “a Happy Face, a Sad Face, and a Surprised Face” , it was a speechless and happiest moment for me to see, how the little ones are getting creative and using thier knowledge of learning while playing?
Again he started to make New faces and this time he made Happy faces? (for mommy)
It was going on like an endless cycle for a long time and at last he made a jack-o-lantern with cheeks☺️?? (I dint even think that can be done until he showed me by doing so)
My most favorite from all the above ones, is the below ?? Jack-O-Latern ?
This Activity helps your toddler to think and be creative in his/her own ways without any limitations and also of course learns about the shapes and how they can be manipulated to express different emotions on thier own?
Make these ‘Jack-O-Laterns’ at home for the Halloween and enjoy the ‘Day Of Dead’ with fun-learning my lovlies?
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As ‘Visual discrimination’ is the ability to recognize details in visual images, this activity of ‘tasty fruits—matching and coloring’ helps the children to develop the above said skill with fun and enjoyment among your little ones?
This activity takes about a minute or two to set up and have fun with?
- A4 sheet paper
How To Have Fun:
- Draw some tasty fruits(of your choice or your babies choice) onto the A4 sheet paper??
- Use the sketches to outline those fruits??
- Place the paper and some crayons of the same color as that of the outlined fruits on a flat surface??
- And finally invite your toddler to do some coloring by matching the outline of the fruits
??Who doesn’t love colors, fruits and coloring??? Baby Moo was no exception, he was so excited to see the fruits and to color them all by himself, was a great treat for him ?
??This activity not only develops the visual discrimination of your toddler but also they get to know their colors and the tasty fruits name?
Make this tasty fruit coloring page and let your toddler, enjoy the treat of colors, by matching and coloring them my lovelies?
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“Color”- What a deep and powerful language, which has features that arouse interests within our Babies. Every child is an ‘Artist’ who create ‘wonders’ when given a ‘palette of colors’ ?. This palette activity is super-simple to make and play with?
It takes about 30min to make this Activity
- Felt sheets or sketches
- Strong glue/ glue gun
- Take the cardboard, draw and cut the shape of a palette ?
- For the colors on the palette cut some felt sheets (colors of your choice) stick it onto the cardboard palette as shown below??
- Take the clothpins and stick the same colors as that from the cardboard palette, on the edges as shown below??
- Place the clothpins on a plate and the palette on a surface and encourage your toddler to do the matching
As you can see from the above pics, Baby Moo loved to touch and play with the colors on the palette and to do the clipping of the clothpins onto the palette ? It was so much fun learning the ‘colors’ while playing and enjoying with them
This activity helps in the strengthening of the hand muscles and also in the development of fine motor skills ?
Make this beautifully-simple palette at home and enjoy the joy of ‘learn-through-play’ method in a colorful way my lovlies?
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This activity is super easy to set up and play with in mins during the hot summer time☀️
- Big Bowl of water
- Two small bowls
- 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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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 ?
- Scrap foam or foam pieces
- Different colored bottle caps
- 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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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?)
- Pipe cleaners
- 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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