๐ŸชMonster cookie counting๐Ÿช

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 ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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 ๐Ÿช]

  • Write the numbers (1-10) inside all the monsters mouth and also draw the corresponding dots (chocolate chips) on the cookiesย ๐Ÿช

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

My Little Munchkin Moo played with his hungry little monsters for over an hour โžก๏ธ hence it was a great successful game activity of the day ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‡

This is a fun Halloween math game for the little ones to strengthen their counting and numbers skills…ย Make this ‘monster matching cookie’ activity at home and have a ‘Deliciously Spooky Counting Night’ my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿ—บ7 Continent Matching๐Ÿ—บ

It is of great importance that each and every little ones should know where do they live in this world and thus comes the Continents which is the main landmass with many different people, animals, cultures, etc..,

Here in this post I have shared how Baby Moo gets to know about the 7 continents and oceans that surrounds them..๐Ÿ˜Ž

[When we went to our local craft store (fancy store in Chennai) mommy came across these textured chart papers which are called has handmade papers and thus it was so beautifully-perfect base for this activity in every way]

This is kind of a quite book page that can be made easily at home with Materials:

  • Map;
  • Handmade papers for the base (you can also use felt sheets or foam sheets);
  • Felt sheets
  • Scissor
  • Glue ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Making:

  • Either print out the map from the google or buy a map from the local store (2 maps)
  • Take one map and cut out the continents separately and keeping it as a model make the continents(2 sets each) from the felt sheets(color for each continent is of your choice)

**[ As soon as the felt continents were ready Baby Moo wanted to touch, feel and know about it.. so I just kept the world map along with the written continents in the notebook and placed each felt continents on the blue felt sheet as shown below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

and we did an activity of knowing them in whole ๐Ÿ—บ ]**

Glue all the felt sheet continent together on the base handmade paper as shown below

  • Place the finished product and let your toddler match and make the map by seeing the second world map

As they match the continents teach them about that continent, it’s characteristics,..

The most amazing thing would be is when your little one asks you, “where do we live here mummy? ” it was an exquisite evening for ME ๐Ÿ˜Ž with my love, happy boy ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŽค

And we also made a “where do I live?”(in this world) craft check out the link on how we made it my lovelies๐Ÿ˜

Stay tuned!!! For more “learning about the world” activities from the ChennaiMom ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

๐Ÿง Pattern+Color+Shape Matching๐Ÿ’ญ

A simple way of learning patterns by making the little ones to think logically just by using recycled items that are available at home ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • Bottle caps
  • A4 sheet
  • Sketches
  • Scale
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Draw a table with 5 rows and 4 columns and again divide the first row of the last three columns into halves and also draw circles on the first column (leaving the first row) keeping the bottle cap as the model as shown below
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Draw circles using the bottle caps and make patterns of your choice using the sketches and cut them as shown below

[I have used the color (orange+blue, yellow+brown, green+pink) combinations]

  • Color the last three columns of the first row with the exact Color combination and also draw the outline of the pattern used, inside the circle on the first columns of the last four rows as shown below
  • ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Glue the patterned paper circles onto the bottle caps

  • Finally place the bottle caps along with the A4 sheet and help your little one think logically and match the patterned bottle caps with their corresponding Color combinations๐Ÿ˜Ž

Make this simple easy to make activity which helps your little ones brain in developing concentration skills along with some brain gymnastics my lovelies๐Ÿ˜

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๐Ÿš€DIY Birthday Card๐ŸŒ›

๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Once again we made a very special Birthday card for dada whose birthday was around the corner ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • Cardstock paper/ Charts (colors of your choice)
  • Glue
  • A4 sheet
  • Yarn/Thread
  • Pencil
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Cut square shape from the (orange) chart and fold it into half (to make it to look like rocket)

(Our square is (16*16) cm and so we folded them along the middle that is at the 8cm)

  • Write the message in the inside of the card

(Our message was: Happy Birthday Dada, I Love You To The Moon And Back!)

Let your little one write the message as per his/her wish

  • To complete the rocket draw triangles and let your little ones cut them

  • Next for the windows of the rocket draw circles (Baby Moo drew three figures inside each circle and told them that they were dada mummy and mooย ๐Ÿ˜) and glue them onto the front side of the rocket

  • Next glue all the parts of the rocket onto a black chart (to make our card sturdy)
  • Finally for the fireย ๐Ÿ”ฅย glue lengthy pieces of (yellow+orange+red) yarns at the back and secure them with a piece of a small rectangular red chart

  • ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธThus Our very own Birthday Card was ready to be given to the Birthday Boy Dada ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿป

**You can even make this lovely DIY card for other occasions too ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž**

Make this super simple card on special occasions (of your choice) and make the special day more spectacularly unforgettable day for loved ones my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

Stay tuned!!! For more “Little Hand Made Cards” form the ChennaiMom ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

๐ŸŒณApple Tree Counting๐ŸŒณ

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธCounting using recycled materials are always perfect, to reinforce the number skills among the little ones. This mommy made activity is super cheap to make, learn, and play with ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Materials Required:

  • Cardboard
  • Bottle caps
  • Paints
  • Scissor
  • Cutter
  • Felt sheets (scrap)
  • Pencil

The Making:

  • Take cardboard (size is of your choice) draw a pair of apple trees as shown below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Using a cutter cut the outline of the apple trees as shown below ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Draw ten circles on the crown and one circle on the trunk, keeping the bottle caps as the model ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Glue both the tree together and let your little one paint them firsthand ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Take the scrap (red) felt sheet cut small circles that fits onto the bottle caps with green felt leaf and brown stalk such that it looks like an apple ๐ŸŽ
  • Also cut rough part of the Velcro and glue it onto the bottle caps (such that the apples made can be sticked by the little ones and taken off easily for other activities)

  • And for the numbers cut circles from the brown felt sheet, either write the numbers using paint (Color of your choice) or stitch the numbers onto the brown circle and glue them onto the bottle caps๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Finally, place the tree along with the bottle caps, felt apples, numbers and encourage your little one, to do some math counting play ๐Ÿ˜Ž

[๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸปEither you can place the number on the trunk and let them place the corresponding apples on the crown or place the apples and they can count it and match the corresponding number or both๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป]

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ(We even made a flower) Make this super easy recycled activity at home and have a exquisite counting evening my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

Stay tuned!!! For more โ™ป๏ธ counting activities from the ChennaiMom ??โค๏ธ

Art Fest – Alphabet Wall (Kk-Oo)

This little project was done by us together for the Art Fest conducted by his School. The alphabets given to us were Kk,Ll,Mm,Nn,Oo (10 letters) since we have already done a “Letter of the Week Craftivity” it was fun doing it again for the Art Fest but a little bigger ones (it was mentioned as the Alphabet Wall) ๐Ÿ˜Ž

We’ll make the letters in order one by one as follows: ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

โ™ฆ๏ธLetter Kโ™ฆ๏ธ

๐ŸฆŽLetter L๐Ÿ‚

ใ€ฐ๏ธLetter M๐Ÿ‘„

โœจLetter N๐ŸŒ™

๐Ÿ”˜Letter O๐Ÿ™

โ†˜Lowercase Alphabets (k-o)โ†™

At first when I heard that we had been given this project was little bit disappointed on how we were gonna make it… but after we started, this craftivity was indeed a simply fantastic project to make with my little one..

Some letters might have little flaws but who cares this was done by my Baby Moo (with mommy & daddy s help ๐Ÿ˜) and I think it’s ๐Ÿ’ฏ% Flawless ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Ž

Make our Alphabet wall project as the letter of the week craftivity and have an Incredibly Creative evenings my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

Stay tuned!!! For more Alphabetical Creative Craftivity from the ChennaiMom ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

โ†˜Lowercase Alphabets (k-o)โ†™

For the small letters it was said to use only the craft items/any things to make them (by the school)..

Materials Required:

Here we have used the items which can be found at home easily

The Making:

  • Write the letter on the chart (Color of your choice) using a pencil and scale
  • Make the letters by gluing the items Used for the letters mentioned below along the outline of the lines to form the letter

**Note:-The above steps follows for the rest of the alphabets the only change are the craft items used..**

Letter k

Items Used:

  • Keys (made from foam sheets)

Letter l

Items Used:

  • Crepe paper leafs (cut leaf shapes ๐Ÿƒ from the green crepe paper)

Letter m

Items Used:

  • Macaroni pasta

Letter n

Items Used:

  • Coloured A4sheet cut into bits
  • Bits of green crepe paper

Let the little ones first Color the A4 sheet with brown sketch then tear and glue it along with some bits of green crepe paper onto the letter n

The below pic is the finished letter n for the Art fest project ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

Letter o

Items Used:

  • Orange Crepe paper

Let the little ones tear, crush and glue it onto the letter o

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ Thus our very own lowercase alphabets were made for the Art fest

Make these lowercase alphabets as the letter of the week craftivity along with their uppercase alphabets and have fun my lovelies ๐Ÿ˜

Stay tuned!!! For more letters Craftivity from the ChennaiMom ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

๐Ÿ”˜Letter O๐Ÿ™

Letter O

Materials Required:

  • Charts
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils
  • Scale
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Fold the Blue chart (Color is of your choice) twice to form the 1/4th size (as mentioned by his school)

We learned O for Octopus ๐Ÿ™, Orange Color, (base blue chart representing the) Ocean ๐ŸŒŠ (mid of the letter O is in the form of the) Oval shape

  • Draw and cut the letter O along with 8 tentacles from the plain paper and then keeping it as the model cut the letter from the White chart paper

  • Place the tentacles on the body (letter O) and Mark the tentacles for the easy gluing by the little ones

  • Place the letter O along with the tentacles and let your little one Color it (here we used orange Color)

  • Once coloured place the body and the tentacles, for the little ones to glue them together and onto the blue chart to form the Orange Octopus with the Oval shape in the middle swimming in the blue Ocean๐ŸŒŠ chart (we even glued two eyes from the letter crafts and also drew a mouth)

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธThus our very own letter O was made ๐Ÿ˜

โœจLetter N๐ŸŒ™

Letter N

Materials Required:

  • Black chart
  • Red chart
  • Glue
  • Pencil
  • White Felt sheet
  • Sequins
  • Scale
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Fold the Red Chart (Color of your choice) in forth to make the 1/4th size (size mentioned by the school)

  • Draw and cut the letter N from the newspaper and then keeping it as the model cut the letter from the black chart paper

(You can even cut the letter directly from the black chart it’s of your choice.. I did it twice just to avoid mistakes and also the Color of the chart is black because we have taken N-Night word)

  • Draw and cut the shapes of stars and crescent (moon) from the white felt sheet

  • Place the letter N along with the shapes, sequins and let your little ones make the Night bright my lovelies

  • Once done glue the N-Night sky onto the red chart

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Thus our very own letter N was made for the “Art Fest” ๐Ÿ˜

ใ€ฐ๏ธLetter M๐Ÿ‘„

Letter M

Materials Required:

  • Charts (colors of your choice, here we have used white and black chart)
  • Glue
  • Scale
  • Pencil
  • Color pencils
  • A4 sheet/white paper
  • Scissor
  • Newspaper (optional)

The Making:

  • Fold the Black chart (Color is of your choice) twice to form the 1/4th size (as mentioned by his school)

(You can make the smaller version of it by using A4 sheets)

  • Draw and Cut the letter M from the newspaper and keeping it as the model you can cut it from the white chart (Color of your choice)

(The above step is totally optional, if you can make the letter directly on the chart without any mistakes)

Since we have taken M- Moustache, Mouth words

  • Draw and Color the Moustache and Mouth ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Colour the letter with skin colors (peach,lite pink, lite orange) (this step is optional.., but we coloured the letter M to get a skin effect) ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

  • Finally place the skin coloured M along with the moustache, mouth and let the little ones glue it onto the letter ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธThus our very own letter M was made ๐Ÿ˜