🎲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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🚒DIY Cardboard Firetruck🚒

“There is nothing that a child enjoys more, than dressing up” Baby Moo was no exception for that..

In Baby Moo’s school they kept fancy dress competition with Transportation theme either you can be the person who drives the vehicles or you can be the vehicle itself by making it using things of your choice ( cardboard, chart,..)

At first he wanted to become a truck driver but mommy wanted to make him a pilot (I think many mommies can relate to what my thought was) and after so many conversations and fights finally we came to the conclusion of he becoming a FireTruck…

Now mommy was happy and we started to build our fire truck with just a cardboard box, scissor and a cellophane tape..

  • Firstly we made the shape of the fire truck using the cardboard box and the cardboards, with the opening were Baby Moo can stand in and hold the truck
  • We covered the whole cardboard fire truck 🚒 with red paper and gave the details of how the fire truck will look like (by seeing the pic of a real fire truck from google)

but later as we were making it we needed some more Materials:

  • Cardboard (to make ladders, side windows head lights, back lights and number plate)
  • Color papers (black, silver for the windows)
  • Black, White charts (and silver paper For the wheels)
  • Paints (yellow paint for the head lights, back lights and also for the number plate; white to write the name on the number plate and on the sides of the firetruck, white paint to Color the ladder and also to give borders for the windows)

  • Popsicle sticks (to make ladder)
  • Old wires (as hose and also we glued fevibonds cap in the end of the wire to make it to look like hose pipe)
  • Cloth (a piece of a square size to keep at the back of the truck)
  • AC outlet tubes (as tools at the back of the truck)
  • Tea light (as a 🚨.. we covered it by using a part of the tea infuser)
  • Tied a suspender in the cardboard box so that he can wear it along instead of carrying it!!
  • Finally, Bell 🔔 ( we made use of the Christmas bell tied it along the suspenders inside the cardboard)

  • Thus our fire truck was ready to be driven by our Baby Moo to school 🏫

This was a very special project as it was done by three favourite people (Grandpa, dada and mommy) of Baby Moo (of course Baby Moo helped us too)

He was so eager to drive his fire truck all around the place making the siren sound 😂😍

😁[Baby Moo wanted park his Fire Truck 🚒 next to Moos Car🚗]😛

We could’ve made it more perfect if we had done it by taking measurements and all but who cares our fire truck was perfect for Baby Moo that is all we wanted!!

It was the most happiest fastest project that we made within a 2day time celebrating mommies special 🎂

And the most joyful moment was when our Fire Truck won the 2nd place in the competition 🥳

We hope you all could make this super fun project for fancy dress competition or as Halloween costume with and for your little ones my lovelies 😍

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🎄DIY Mini Christmas Trees🎄

We started off this activity just as a quite book page for Baby Moo but ended up making mini Christmas tree ornaments 😁

Supplies Needed:

  • Felt sheets
  • Fabric glue or fevibond
  • Scissor
  • Sequins

The Making:

  • Draw a mini Christmas tree outline on a white paper and keeping it as a model cut the mini trees from different coloured felt sheets (Color of your choice) with trunk in the same colour as shown below

As soon as mommy finished it Baby Moo wanted to do the matching of trees with its corresponding coloured trunk

  • To make it (tree and trunk) sturdy glue a Velcro at the back of the tree to stick the trunk

Either you can glue the trunk and keep the tree on the sides of the felt sheet as a quite book page activity or you can do the extended activity of decorating the trees as we have done below

  • Place all the required sequins, glue and the trees on a flat surface and let your little one decorate his/her own Colorfull trees of their choice

  • At first he was very patient to keep the sequins one by one but after decorating three trees he just dropped the sequins onto the trees and said ‘this is easy for me mommiya’ (that’s how he will drag and say the word mommy😂😂) 😛

Thus we had a fun filled evening (which extended till 10pm taking breaks to eat and pray) with my love

He even played with trees by carrying them and dumping them in the green felt (which he said it’s the grass mommy) thus he pretend played with it too 😁

After playing with it you can either glue a small ribbon on the edge at the top of the tree to hang it onto your real tree or you can glue Velcro at the back and keep it as the oranament for your little ones felt Christmas tree

Make these mini Christmas trees at home with simple technique to create an unique, interesting mini textured trees by your littles tiny hands my lovelies 😍

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🚦DIY Road Safety🚦

💁‍♀️There was an I – Day (Information Day) activity for Baby Moo in his school regarding do’s and don’ts on Road Safety and he was asked to bring cutout’s on the same so mommy made a simple cutout using just a white chart and some Color pencils and black sketch 😁

The following steps gave Baby Moo an opportunity to engage while making the road safety chart paper cutout with mommy 😉

  • Firstly mommy showed some pics from google to Baby Moo about road safety and road rules and made him to know briefly about what we were gonna learn about
  • Secondly we made a simple drawings with dialogues of what we saw and learnt on a chart paper using a pencil

  • Then Baby Moo helped in coloring of the chart (but mommy gave some final touch up and made it little bit prettier 😁😉🙈)

Thus our very own road safety cutout was ready to be taken to school for the I – Activity Day

Make this super simple chart and let your little ones enjoy learning about road safety through fun coloring my lovelies 😍

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↪️Before & After Number Finding↩️

A simple hands on activity to teach your little ones the concept of “what comes before and after?” An easy way to engage the little ones in number learning in a fun-to-do activity 😎

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard or thick paper
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Scissor
  • Marker

Procedure:

  • Cut rectangular strips of cardboard and divide it into three columns and write the numbers (of your choice) in the middle [so that the little ones can find the numbers which comes before and after the middle one and also mommy wrote numbers (11-20) on both sides of the rectangular cardboard strips]

  • Write the numbers (of your choice) on the Cardboard circles as shown below using the marker (I made use of the cardboard circles from the 🌳Apple Tree Counting🌳 activity)

  • Place the numbered cardboard circles and the numbered rectangular cardboard on a flat surface and encourage your toddler to find the missing numbers before and after of that particular middle number from each cardboard

This fun activity which develops the hand eye coordination helps the little ones to use their creative intellectual ability to find the numbers 😎

Make this simple, easy-to-do math activity at home and develop their numbering cognitive skills my lovelies 😍

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🍩Apple Donuts🍩

💁‍♀️ During the festival seasons chocolates and sweets,.. are the most eaten favors among the little ones and hence to make the festival season a little bit healthy, mommy made these deliciously healthy donuts for Baby Moo 😎

Ingredients:

  • Apple 🍎🍏
  • Nuts [Almonds, cashews, raisins, walnuts, pistachios etc.., (of your choice)]
  • Spreads [Nutella, peanut butter, almond chocolate spread, cream cheese etc..,(of your choice)]
  • Knife

The Making:

  • Take apples and slice them Into circular shape

  • Make a hole in the middle taking off the core part.

  • Apply (a thin layer of) the spread of your choice and sprinkle some nuts of your choice and voila healthy donut 🍩 is ready to be eaten by your hungry little caterpillars.

  • Make this deliciously yummy apple 🍩 for your little ones during this festival season and have a scrumptious snack my lovelies 😍

**[These also make a great party snacks]**

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🍪Monster cookie counting🍪

Halloween is the ‘Celtic festival of Samhain’ and in Chennai it’s being celebrated bigger and better every year… but we celebrated it in our own way by making an activity combining monster + counting 😎

Items Wanted:

  • Color papers
  • Chart paper
  • Color Pencils (optional)
  • Glue
  • Scissor
  • Sketches

The Making:

  • Make some monster bookmarks from the Color papers

  • Also make cookies (shapes of your choice) using the cardstock or chart paper

[Since we dint get brown chart paper Baby Moo coloured it with brown Color pencils to make it to look like 🍪]

  • Write the numbers (1-10) inside all the monsters mouth and also draw the corresponding dots (chocolate chips) on the cookies 🍪

  • Place all the numbered monsters and the cookies on a flat surface and let your little munchkins do some monster cookie matching my lovelies

My Little Munchkin Moo played with his hungry little monsters for over an hour ➡️ hence it was a great successful game activity of the day 😎😇

This is a fun Halloween math game for the little ones to strengthen their counting and numbers skills… Make this ‘monster matching cookie’ activity at home and have a ‘Deliciously Spooky Counting Night’ my lovelies 😍

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