🕷Spider Stamping – Process Art🕷

As Halloween was round the corner we decided to make an activity for the upcoming holiday. Hence the first holiday activity was spider stamping a process art which turned into a cite card making activity 😁

Materials Required:

  • Roll paper
  • Black chart
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paint (color of your choice, mummy chose black and Moo chose red)
  • Card stock paper ( which is for the extended activity of card making)

The Making:

  • Take the roll paper and cut into smaller portions; along with that take the black chart cut rectangular strips from it and glue it onto the rolls as shown below

  • Place the tube spiders along with the paints (of your choice) on a plate and let your toddler stamp some spiders and draw some eyes of their choices my dears.. 😍

We extended this activity by making a card for the Halloween for the family as requested by Baby Moo 😛😍

Card Making Process:

  • Just cut the stamped spiders and glue it onto the front of the folded card stock as shown below

Baby Moo chose three stamped spiders (Dada., Moo, and Mummy) 😁

  • Finally just open up the card and write the required messages (of your choice) inside

Voila your little handmade card is ready to be delivered for your loved ones of your choice 😎

Make this never ending imaginative process art and have an endless amount of creativity flowing holiday my lovelies 😍

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🥕Carrot Greens Counting🥕

Recently we visited Ootacamund a popular hill resort and also an ideal place for growing veggies in Southern India.

The most popular veggie among them and the one (veggie) which got the little one eyes were ‘Carrots‘ and hence the following activity 💁🏻‍♀️

Materials Required:

  • Orange and Green coloured chart (I have used handmade paper)
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Numbers (1-10)

The Making of the carrots 🥕 :

  • Draw and cut (10)triangular shapes from the orange colored paper as shown below

  • Take and cut the (green) chart (1-10) in equal rectangular shape strips (to form leaves)
  • Place the carrots and the greens on a plate and the numbers (or the number names) in a bowl and let your little ones do the matching by picking a number from the bowl and gluing the required greens onto the carrots in sequence (1-10)

It was a great win-win for both mommy and Baby Moo as he enjoyed this fun activity by improving his number skills 😎

Make this fun number counting carrot greens activity with your little ones and have a creative day my lovelies 😍

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🔢Gripping with Numbers🔢

This fun, easy to set up DIY activity is all that you need for your toddler to improve his/her numbers skill and simultaneously developing his/her fine motor skill by using tongs/tweezers (to learn to grip) to strengthen his/her hand muscles 😎

Materials Required:

  • Beads / Pom Pom
  • Tea cups / Paper cups
  • Pencil
  • Tweezers/Tongs

How to Set Up and Play(Learn) With:

  • Take the tea cups and write the numbers (Here we have used number names) that your little ones wants to learn as shown below

  • Place the corresponding Pom Pom / Beads to that number names (or the numbers) written on (or in) the tea cups on a plate along with the tweezers/tongs
  • Invite your little ones to read the number names (or the numbers) on the tea cups and count and take the Pom Poms/ Beads from the plate using the tongs/tweezers and drop them in their corresponding teacups as shown below

At first it was difficult for Baby Moo to pick up the Beads using the tong but later once he got the grip of it he enjoyed the activity and played (learnt) 😇

(With the Pom Poms it will be too easy to pick 👇🏻)

If your little ones are struggling to use tongs/tweezers you can ask your little ones to use only their thump and index finger to pick up the pom-poms/Beads (which would act as tongs) 😁

Make this wonderful hands on learning activity with your little one and have an excellent evening my lovelies 😍

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🕰Clock Making🕰

Baby Moo gets fascinated on hearing the grown ups say “What’s the time now?” For which he answers immediately “8:00,6:35,10:35,… clock” (always) or “No” (when he is in a grumpy mood) 😂🤷🏻‍♀️

So in order to get him to learn the basic language of clock, Mommy made this super fun-to-make hands-on-activity, “Clock Making” for him, to make his very own clock all by himself while learning some math along 😎

Materials Required:

  • A4 sheet paper / Cardboard
  • Pencil
  • Compass (optional)
  • Scale
  • Felt sheet (optional)
  • Pipe cleaner(optional)
  • Pushpin 📌
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Velcro

The Making:

  • Take the A4 sheet/thick cardboard and draw a circle either by free hand or using a compass and also Use a scale to mark the areas on the circle for the numbers on the clock as shown below 👇🏻

(For the base of our clock I have used the cake base which are super sturdy)

  • Cut the similar size circle from the felt sheet (Color of your choice) and glue it on the cardboard as shown below 👇🏻

  • Write and Cut the numbers on each cardboard squares such that all the squares fits inside the clock circle ⭕️
  • Glue the rough part of Velcro on the back of the squares (and the smooth ones on the circle if you are not using the felt circle means) 

(I made use of the number Squares from 🔢I Can Count Puzzle🔢 activity )

  • Either you can.. cut and bend the pipe cleaners (two arms–the hours and minutes for the clock) and make a loop around the push pin and push it in the middle of the clock and bend the pin at the back as shown below👇🏻

  • Or you can also cut two arms from the cardboard and place it in the middle with a push pin as shown below 👇🏻

  • Finally, place them with their parts on a plate and teach your toddler in detail on how to build the clock and have fun my lovelies 😍

  • And also you can write the timings (of your choice) on the cardboard papers and place it for them to make the given time 

The following pics shows how he enjoyed with the pipe cleaners as the clock arms 👇🏻

In this digitally inspired clock world it would be a great first choice to teach your kids with the analog clock which helps them to understand the time more precisely 😎

[Once your little one gets the basic concept you can teach them further on by how to tell the times like 12:35,10:40.. with the minutes...]

This was indeed a fun little project to do with your super energetic little ones 😉

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👫Human Organs Matching👫

A little awhile  ago Baby Moo got really sick that I had to discuss about his health and body.., with that note we started to see this wonderful Videos from YouTube (Particularly the channel named ‘kids learning tube’) was his favourite and some books relating to the same.

This led to this activity to learn and know about the, “inside of his body”.

Hence mommy made use of some simple items that is available at home and made this super fun educational activity for Baby Moo 😎

Materials Required:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Scissor
  • Felt sheets (scrap)

The Making:

  • Draw the body outline on a A4 sheet paper with the organs that you want your child to know as shown below

  • Keeping it as a model cut the shapes from the felt sheets
  • Place the paper along with the felt organs cutout’s and let your toddler do the placing of the body organs in their respective place on the sheet

Helps to learn about the exact position of where the vital organs are being placed in their body and also you can tell them about the characteristics of those organs in general 😎

This matching of the organs is super educationally important for the little ones as there is a saying “Human Body is one of the most complex entities in the whole Universe” to learn my lovelies 😍

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🏝Sorting Animal Habitat🏝

“A Venn diagram is a diagram that shows all possible logical relations between a finite (limited) collection of different sets”. 
Hence they are the perfect way to introduce problem solving activities to your little ones.Here we have used the above said concept to understand and differentiate the habitats of the Animal kingdom.
Materials Required:
  • Animal Figure Sets (sea,land)
  • Felt sheets/cardstock paper (blue,green,yellow Color)
  • Pencil
  • A4 sheet/ any normal paper
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Draw circle using a plate(size of your choice preferably a big one) on the felt sheet(green, blue) such that the circles overlap each other as shown below to form a oval shape in the middle and cut out that oval shape from another felt sheet(yellow color)

  • Glue all the three together to form the shape of the Venn diagram as shown below

  • Place the animal toys next to the Venn diagram and invite your little one to do some sorting by explaining to them that blue indicates water/ocean and green indicates land and the yellow indicates all the things that can live both on land and water 😎

  • It was fun to know about the habitation of the animals with some math skills through the hands on way of learning 😎

[This can be made in more simpler way by just drawing the Venn diagram on a paper and let your little ones to learn and sort. But we made it using felt sheets just for durability as we can reuse as many times as we wish.. Here, it became like a play-mat for my little one]

Make this sorting activity at home and have fun learning about the animal habitats my lovelies 😍

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🎲Roll➕Make👉🏻Love Bug♥️

As we have stepped into the month of February we made some valentine special activities at home.. one of which was to make a DIY card for our love Bug (Dada). So to make the love bug and also to learn some basic math concepts of numbers we included dice 🎲 to help 😎

Materials Required:

  • Cardstock paper/ any paper which is thick (any Color of your little ones choice)
  • Pipe Cleaners (Color of your choice)
  • Scissor
  • Pencil
  • Hole punch
  • Googley eyes 👀
  • Strong Glue

The Making:

  • At first draw the love bug sample on a sheet of paper for a model to guide your little ones while making their own love bug

  • Draw and cut the shape of the heart (2) on a cardstock paper (can even use white thick paper and let your little ones to Color it) and keep it aside

  • Write your message(of your choice) on one heart as shown below

(Hole punch tool is used when making the legs and arms and also cut the pipe cleaners for mouth, nose, hands, legs and antennas)

  • Place the other heart shape from the cardstock paper along with the materials required and Invite your little ones to roll the dice + count the dots + see the model paper 👉🏻 make their love bug 😎

[It was so fun for him as he kept on rolling the dice since the number kept repeating for a very long time… 😁

Finally he made his love bug!! Then… ]

  • Glue one side of the made love bug on the (message written) heart as shown below 👇🏻

Thus our very own Love Bug card was ready to be given.. and also which was super special as it helped in Number Recognition by practising his Counting skills, Build his Fine Motor Coordination and Thinking Skill when he matched and determined which parts of the body to be made.

Make this super easy Love card with your Love bugs and have a Lovely Love day my Lovelies 😍

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👉🏻DIY Parking Game🏎

💁🏻‍♀️ At our home We have a car fiend who loves to play with the cars all the time.. hence to make the play into a fun learning via playing.. mommy made this fun game of matching the cars in their numbered parking area by counting the dots on the cars.. 😉

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard box (shallow)
  • Paper
  • Cellophane tape (clear)
  • Pencil
  • Cars (any.. here we have used Hot Wheels)
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Take a shallow cardboard of your choice and make an opening by cutting off one edge for the cars to drive in on the ramp made (you can even use A4 sheet paper if cardboard box is not available means) and draw grid of parking areas as shown below and write the numbers of your choice on each grid 👇🏻

  • Take piece of white paper draw dots of the corresponding numbers written on the grid and tape it onto the hot wheels (or cars of your choice) as shown below 👇🏻

  • Place the dotted hot wheels and parking lot cardboard (or paper) on a flat surface and invite your little car lover to count the dots on the car and park the car on their corresponding numbered parking grid as shown below 👇🏻

Baby Moo loved the game of lining up his cars in order in their parking lot 😎 (He even made mommy to make it extra special by naming his parking lot 😁)

It was indeed a fun playing cum learning hands on activity for the little one to enhance their number recognition skills.. 😉

Extended Activity:

We also made Name and Alphabets recognition activity using the above said game 😎

Make this super easy to set up activity with your little ones and help them to learn through play with this simple hands on homemade activity my lovelies 😍

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🥳DIY Dino Party Hats🥳

💁🏻‍♀️For Baby Moo’s Dino themed 4th Birthday we searched for dinosaurs (picture) party hats.. but we couldn’t find one.. and also nice looking party hats were too costly 10/- or 15/- or 25/- .. each.. Mommy thought of making our very own Dino party hats from the plain hats.. 😎

Materials Required:

  • Plain party hats (preferably green Color or colors of your choice) since we made green as the primary Color for his birthday we bought green ones)
  • A4 Size Color paper/ Chart paper (Color of your choice)
  • Scissor
  • Glue
  • Pencil

The Making of the Dino Hats:

  • Take green A4 size paper fold 1/3 of the paper and cut them and keep it aside Take the 1/3 green paper fold it again and draw triangles on the open side of the paper (mommy took the medium green shape as model from the 🛍DIY [Build the Dino Activity➕Birthday Favours]🦖 )

  • Cut the triangles and you will be getting the spikes as shown below Finally glue the middle part of the spikes onto the hats to make it to look like Dino spikes as shown below

Thus our very own Dino party hats were ready for the little dinos who came to wish my little Dino Baby Moo 🦖

Instead of spending much on the simple items you can make these priceless items at home with love for your little ones my lovelies 😁

I hope keeping this as an example you guys can come up with many more ideas of creativity my lovelies 😍

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🛍DIY [Build the Dino Activity➕Birthday Favours]🦖

💁🏻‍♀️For Baby Moo’s dinosaurs 🦖 themed 4th Birthday, we did a “Build a Dino Activity” which turned out great, hence made the activity into these cute little puzzle 🧩 Favors “Build the dinosaur using the shapes given” for his friends 😁

DIY Build the Dino Activity:

Materials Required:

  • Felt sheets (colors of your choice)
  • A4 sheet
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Firstly cut shapes(1-medium square, triangle and circle; 3-long triangles, small triangles, small squares, small rectangles; 1-big semi circle) from the felt (Color of your choice)

[As we came across a bag full of cute little dinosaurs in different colors from our local fancy store, we made the above shapes from the Color that matched those little dinos]

  • Draw some shape dinos in an A4 sheet and keep aside

How to Build the Dinos:

  • Place the felt shapes and A4sheet on a flat surface and encourage your little one to build the dinos of their choice..

It will be a real treat for you, to find how your little ones will come up with so many different unique ways of making the dinos from their creativity and they won’t stop there, they will make much more such as: a car 🚙, mushroom 🍄, house 🏠, ..

And also my Baby Moo placed some circles and told us that this is my family mobile mummy.. we were like what?? 🤔 couldn’t understand.. then he brought the mobile switched it on and told us .. see I told you na this is my family mobile.. he made the “Lineage OS Logo” from the shapes given.. 🤩

Little ones have a very sharp creative brain, It’s our job to give extra attention to them by improving their abilities.

DIY Making of the Favours:

Take the A4sheet fold it in such a way that we can keep a balloon inside of it (check out the link below on how to fold it right)

?Birthday Party Favors?

[For the favor bags, Dada took the photo copy of my hard copy by adding extra items into it as shown below 😛]

Place the A4 sheet with one balloon, one Dino, shapes of same Color as that of the Dino, inside the bag and tape it at the top and we added a bow at the top side of the favour bag to make it attractive for the little ones 🥰

Thus our favours bags were made ready and given to all the lovely little dinos who came to wish my little Moo Dino 🦖

You can either make this as an activity or as a party favours for the little dinos at home and see them make/build many different appliqués from their little creative minds my lovelies😍

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