🛣DIY Road Shape Activity🛣(Using Sand Paper)

This activity is an effective way of increasing our babies sensory senses while using sand paper road track shapes for playing. This simple activity helps the toddlers, especially for those little ones who are crazy about automobiles, to learn about the shapes and it’s properties, just by playing with it  😎

Materials needed: 

  • Sandpaper (from the Hardware shops in Chennai)
  • Scale
  • Pencil
  • White color pencil (or white electrical tape)
  • Compass 
  • Scissor 
  • Paper cutter 

How to do & play:

There are two types of sandpapers: rough and smooth. For this activity I have used the rough ones (five sheets to be precise but then, the number of sheets and shapes is of your choice)


  • Take the sandpaper sheets and draw a rough diagram of all the shapes per sheet and cut along those rough lines (cut the inner part using a paper cutter)

[ I drew the shapes of a circle, triangle, rectangle, square, and pentagon.

  • For drawing the circle I used the compass and drew two concentric circles with 2cm of gap in between the circles;
  • For drawing the remaining shapes I used scale and drew the lines of the shapes at the border of the sheets and left approximately 2cm gap and drew the inner lines (shapes will be concentric) 

You can even use the objects which can be found at home as templates to draw the shapes ]




(Even before I completed the Sandpaper road, Baby moo started to play with it?)

  • Finally take a white color pencil and draw the road line markings in the middle of each shape to complete the look of the Road (you can even use white electrical tape or washi tape or whitener to put the line markings as long as it sticks and seen well) 


Shape Roads are all ready to drive through and play 😉

(These road shapes are suitable for small cars to drive through only, but moo was persistent on using all big ones, even the train was on the road 😀)

This activity helps: 

  • In the sensorial development; 
  • To learn about texture; 
  • In the development of mathematical language as our babies use it while playing; 
  • In shape recognition; 
  • In knowing about the properties of the shapes; 
  • You to introduce the concept of concentric and
  • Most importantly, they can know that learning MATH is always fun ?

Try this DIY at home and have fun-enjoying and learning, Math shapes together, through the textured road my lovelies 😍

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↘DIY Color Sorting Activity↙ (using craft sticks)

This is a fun sorting activity using rainbow colors of craft sticks, which are bright enough to grab the attention of the toddler, totally into the activity and hence can be used as the quite time activity at home.

This Super simple activity takes about 15 mins to do.

Supplies needed:

  • A4 sheets (the number of sheets required depends upon the surface and number colors you wish to use) 
  • Colored crafts sticks (also called as ice-cream sticks or Popsicle sticks) 
  • Tape
  • Sketch pens
  • Crayons (optional)

Procedure: 

  • Choose the surface, where you’re gonna do the pockets (here I have used baby moos writing desk)
  • Cover the surface with A4 sheets using some tapes (for me it took two sheets to cover the 3/4th of the desk)

  • Fold the other A4 sheets in half (in vertical direction) and tape the half on top of the sheets on the surface horizontally (again it took two sheets for me to do on this desk)

  • Fold the sheets and tape the sides leaving the upper side open and on doing so, it forms one long horizontal pocket with three (left+down+right) sides closed
  • To make multiple pockets, just divide it (into the number of pockets you wish to have) by taping them in between and write the names of the colors (of your choice) using sketch pens 

  • Place the colored craft sticks in a box and encourage your baby to do the matching, by sorting and inserting them into the pockets of same color (you can always show them on how to do, by inserting one or two crafts sticks to their corresponding color pockets)



After inserting all the colored crafts sticks (all by himself) to their pockets, Baby moo self appreciated his work 


  • You can even extend the activity by giving some crayons of same color as that of the crafts sticks and ask them to color the names written 


         This activity helps: in the development of fine motor skills; in color recognition; to develop the ability to sort; in counting (the number of craft sticks) 😎

Make this super simple DIY activity and have fun sorting the rainbow of colors at home lovelies 😍

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🎨Painting on Ice Cubes❄️

Baby moo is crazy about paints, everyday there will be at-least, twenty devoted minutes for “painting”. He never ever gets bored of it he just asks me “maa moo paint” (means that moo wants to paint) still practicing on the sentence formation but I just love the way he tries to put the words to form a sentence, since we are speaking bilingual language(Tamil+English) at home. So coming back to his love for paints I was searching for a new way of painting and thus came the activity “Painting on Ice cubes”.

It’s a super simple activity that can be arranged within minutes, if you just have the ice cubes ready in your freezer 😎

Supplies needed:

  • Ice cubes (quantity is of your choice)
  • Tray, Storage bins, Plate (I used a medium sized plate because I had less ice cubes )
  • Paints 
  • Papers (if your baby surprises you by putting their hands in action)

How to play:

  • Make the ice cubes ready beforehand or you can even use the ice cubes which are going to waste from the freezer
  •  Place the ice cubes on a plate and paints next to it (arrange the whole supplies on a mat to make the painting less messy and easy to clean up)
  • Encourage your baby to get into the action of painting the ice cubes (Mine just started to paint even before telling him to do)

           Baby moo suddenly started to explore the cubes and the colors using his hands and that’s when the paper was needed for him to paint using his fingers(hands) and brush. He made beautiful hand prints and even made mommy to join the printing fun


Since we used ice cubes on a plate and it’s really hot here in Chennai we had to remove the melted water more often but still we enjoyed painting on the ice cubes till the shape of the cubes lasted


         

         This activity is one of a kind activity which provides our baby with sensorial development and art education (2in1) 😉

         Try this activity at home and enjoy the chill sensorial art happiness together and have fun lovelies 😍

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