🥕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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🎲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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↪️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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🍪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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🌳Apple Tree Counting🌳

💁🏻‍♀️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 😎

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 👇🏻

  • Using a cutter cut the outline of the apple trees as shown below 👇🏻

  • Draw ten circles on the crown and one circle on the trunk, keeping the bottle caps as the model 👇🏻

  • Glue both the tree together and let your little one paint them firsthand 👇🏻

  • 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 🍎
  • 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 caps👇🏻

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

[👉🏻Either 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 both👈🏻]

💁🏻‍♀️(We even made a flower) Make this super easy recycled activity at home and have a exquisite counting evening my lovelies 😍

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☕️Counting with Coffee Beans☕

💁‍♀️We get freshly grounded coffee powder from Nilgiris shop in Chennai and mommy got an idea on seeing those coffee beans to match it up with basic mathematics and improve Baby Moos counting skills and thus the following activity😎

Materials Required:

  • Coffee Beans
  • Cardboard/foam sheets
  • Coffee/tea cups
  • Glue
  • Sketches

Procedure 1:-

  • Take the cardboard draw the shape of the cup that your toddler is using (number of cups to be drawn is totally of your choice) I drew ten cups since we are gonna practice the counting of numbers from 1-10
  • Once drawn place the coffee beans and cardboard on a flat surface and let your little ones have some counting fun my lovelies 😍

Procedure 2:-

  • Take paper tea/coffee cups (no. Of cups is of your choice)
  • Cut a small handles from a cardboard and glue/insert it on/into the paper cups as shown below

**[Note: If the handles are glued, storage of the cups for later play would be a bit difficult… But if the handles are inserted into the cups, the storage is super easy ➡️ as the cups can be stacked up + handles are removable = takes less space]**

  • Write the numbers (of your choice) on the handles (First we counted from 1-10 then from 11-20)
  • Place the cups along with some coffee beans near your toddler and encourage them to read the number aloud and drop in the required amount of coffee beans inside the coffee cups and let them make some tasty fun coffee counting 😉

He spent a whole hour playing with the coffee beans after learning some counting.., he even brought his construction vehicles along to play with while mommy prepared dinner for him…😊 This was a super simple to make and highly effective activity that was totally approved by Baby Moo😎

Make these cute counting cups and ‘brew’ some ‘counting skills’ into your little ones my lovelies?😍

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🐾Fingerprints Counting🐾

Another counting activity for Baby Moo to reinforce his counting skills with his most favorite painting technique… These can be made easily at home and have lots of fun learning 😎

Materials Required:

  • A4 sheets (or any plain paper or a note book)
  • Paints
  • Sketch pens

The Making of the Sheets:

🌸Draw some flowers with stem (no leaves) and let you little one Color them and then write the number in the middle of the flower as shown below and let your little one read the number aloud and keep the required number of leaves on the stem using their tiny little fingers🌸

🐞Draw some lady bugs (without their black dots) on the A4 sheets and let them Color it then write the numbers on their head/ or at their side as shown below and let your little ones put some dots🐞

🌳Draw some apple trees (without the apples on them) and let your little one Color the trees then write the numbers on the trunk as shown below and let your little ones put some apples on their crowns🌳

🌧Draw some grey clouds (without rain) and let your little one Color the clouds grey then write the numbers on the clouds and let your little ones make them rain🌧

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Likewise,… Do make your very own counting sheets (rather than buying and printing the worksheets from the internet 😉) with the materials that you have at home and have lots of fun counting, printing and learning my lovelies😍

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