🌏EARTH MAKING🌎

Earth Day is an Global Event celebrated to support environmental protection in order to raise an awareness and to maintain clean habitat throughout our lifetime for our future generations as well.

So we did this amazingly cool activity for the Earth Day on 22 April 2020. This activity so easy to make and have fun with, just need a day prior preparation and voila you have an amazingly cool activity to play and learn with on Earth Day 🌍

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

  • Ice Tray
  • Paints / Food Colouring
  • Ink Filler/ Droppers
  • Picture of our Earth (optional)

THE MAKING:

A day prior to the actual activity take any round plate fill it up (half way) with clean water and freeze it overnight

Next day take either food coloring’s or any paint and dissolve it in three small cups of water as shown below

Place all the required materials, watercolor, ink filler and the frozen ice tray along with the picture of your little ones choice to see and paint the globe

Little boy Moo had a great time sucking up the colored water using Droppers and squeezing it out into the different places in the iced tray. He created his Lands and Oceans to form the Earth. Watching him making his beautiful earth was atmost a wonderful sight for my eyes 😎

This activity helps the little ones to learn about the earth and its characteristics and also teaches them how the earth is filled with blues and greens throughout, which makes our living a most wonderful one

👀 NOTE:

  • We made the earth again and again… since its the summer season for us here, the ice gets melted soon .. so i would recommend (those who live in hot places) to use the thick paint as it is from the bottle, instead of diluting it with water like we did.
  • And also sprinkle some salt onto the iced tray so that the color might hold for little longer
  • If you lovelies make this iced tray activity, I would recommend to freeze few more trays as one is never enough for the little ones to play and paint with 👀

Make this super cool activity at home and let your little ones make our beautiful mother Earth with their cute little hands my lovelies 😍

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🔢 Magical Ice Painting 🔠

This is the continuation of our previous activity, we made use of the DIY Ice Paint to have fun and learning at the same time 😎

This process art painting is so much fun to make during this hot summer season where we are stuck at home with our curious little ones 👀

How to Play and Learn with the DIY Ice paint :

🔅 At the first the General Process Art :

This is the usual method of painting… Just place some chart or thick papers and the frozen ice paint and let your little one do some painting of their own

🔅 Then comes our Magical Process Art :

Materials Required :

  • DIY Ice Paint
  • Chart / Thick Paper
  • White Crayon
  • Paint Brush (which will be needed once the Ice Paint melts)

At first since we didn’t have a chart at home, we made use of 4 drawing papers, taped it together as shown below to form a one whole chart , since it was taped, it gave four blocks for us to paint on. (note: avoid thin papers since it will tear easily when it gets wet)

so we made use of the first block for Magical Number Finding : i.e With White crayon, write the numbers of your choice all over the given space and let your toddler paint it using the ice paint to find the magically appearing numbers.

We had so much of fun painting and learning with this and my Little Boy Moo was soo happy and over energized to play with all the colorful ice waters.

Its a bit of a messy activity and so i would recommend you to cover the surface, but with the washable paints, the mess wont be a big of a deal. For the little ones this activity is all about the process rather than the product.

Ice painting is such a great summer activity for kids and the kids will love it to the core 💯 and the extra great thing was that, it was super easy to make with the kids themselves, who will have magical learning too my dear lovelies 😍

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👉🏻LEARNING WITH PAPER TOWELS😎

🙋🏻‍♀️ Hi to all our lovelies out there, first of all we would love to send some 💕 to you all. So now moving into our today’s activity… This was an eye-catcher indeed 👀

We came across this activity in the net very frequently and hence we have given it a go.. and i must say it was indeed one of the best and very successful activity to do with your little ones during this time of the year.

This was an “Amazing Activity” (as said by my little boy Moo)😎

Materials Required:

  • Paper Towels
  • Permanent Marker
  • Sketch Pens
  • Plate
  • Water

Procedure:

  • Arrange all the materials required first as shown below
  • Take the paper towel and fold it into half
  • Trace your kids hand on the paper towel using the permanent marker
  • Unfold the paper towel and make sure the hand print is been well printed on the below second paper too
  • And then draw some circles (indicating the germs) and ask the little ones to color it as per their wish
  • Take the plate, add a little bit of water on it enough to cover the surface of the plate.
  • Fold back the paper towel to hide the germs and slowly drop it on the plate

We even made few Easter egg , A Flower… the list was on and on.

We had so much fun doing this activity and we learnt so many valuable things too… like “How the Germs 🦠 though they cant be seen, yet they are there in our hands”; and so how a proper and regular washing (of our hands) can kill all germs and we can stay healthy during this Corona / COVID-19 period.

Make this magically appearing picture learning activity at home and have fun teaching your little ones with some intellectual learning my dear lovelies 😍

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🕷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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👫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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🥳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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