🧠Pattern+Color+Shape Matching💭

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

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
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  • 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
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  • 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 combinations😎

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

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📖Anish’s Coloring Book📖

💁‍♀️This booklet for Baby Moo goes back to a year ago… I just wanted to share with you all my mini project for him when he was in his early stages of developing his painting and writing skills 😎

Materials Required:-

  • A4 sheet
  • Sketches
  • Scissor
  • Paint/crayons/colour pencils

The Book Making:-

  • Take a sheet of A4 paper and fold the page in half ??

  • Unfold the sheet and again fold in along the other dimension as shown below??

  • Again unfold and fold the sheet in quarters as shown below??
  • When you unfold the sheet again you can clearly see that you have creased along the edges, to make 8 panels which in turn makes the pages for the booklet??

(You can either write/draw your contents now on each panels or wait till completed ?)

  • Make a slit in the middle of the sheet (four panels to be exact) as shown below??

  • Raise up the middle panels as shown??
  • Gather all the panels together as shown to make a mini booklet??

  • Finally write all the contents as per wish … Here I have made a “Shape Coloring Book” for Baby Moo ??‍?

????This is how our coloring book after coloring looked like????

Make this super easy mini booklet at home and give some creative learning to your little ones my lovelies ?

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🐰Bunny Shape Matching & Counting Activity🐰

A simple but effective way to teach your little ones about the basic shape and numbers in a fun filled activity

Materials Required:

  • Thick paper / Cardboard
  • A4 sheet
  • Pencil
  • Colour pencils
  • Strong Glue
  • Green Felt (scrapes)
  • Black sketch
  • Scissor

The Making:

  • Draw bunnies in various shapes (of your choice) on a paper and keeping it as a model cut out the outline of the bunnies from the cardboard; similarly cut out the carrots, for the shape bunnies in their corresponding shapes

(I have used the cardboard from inside of the newly, store bought shirts😉)

  • Let your little ones colour the bunnies and their carrots (with colours of their choice) and once coloured highlight the bunnies and the carrots using black sketch

  • Now to make the greens of the carrots🥕, take scrap green felt sheet and cut them in the shape of a bush and glue it behind each carrots as shown below

  • Finally place the coloured shape bunnies with their carrots on a flat surface and let your little ones match, count and play

Mommy taught Baby Moo to play with it and we also arranged them in number sequence to match and Baby Moo came with different possible ways to play with it while gaining some knowledge along the way 😎

Make this activity at home and enjoy the evening with some good learning with fun play my lovelies 😍

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⚫️Sensory Silhouette Matching Activity⚫️

This sensorial silhouette (shadow) matching activity is super easy to make, match and play with. I had some scrap sandpaper from the 🛣DIY Road Shape Activity🛣 and in order to make use of it made this silhouette matching for baby moo using colorful shapes

It takes around 30min to do

Materials Required:

  • Sandpaper 
  • Felt sheet ( colors of your choice)
  • Pencil 
  • Crayon 
  • Scissor 
  • Packing tape (optional)

How to make: 

  • I had a scrap of one square and a rectangle shapes of sandpaper, I just joined them together using a packing tape and used it as the base for this activity😉

  • The number of shapes is of your choice, (I made a heart, triangle, square, circle and a diamond) you can even skip this step if you have the felt shapes from the other activities

I made the set of shapes again as it was the request from baby moo, the shapes and the colors were chosen by him😍

  • Take the felt sheets and cut the required shapes 

  • Take the sandpaper, lay the shapes on it and draw the outline using a pencil first

  • And then remove the shapes and using a crayon color the shapes, to make it to look like, it’s the silhouette (shadow) of the shapes 

  • Lay the Sandpaper silhouette and the shapes near it and encourage your baby to match the shapes to its silhouette 

The shapes just sticks to the sandpaper without any glue needed and this makes our baby to learn about the textured abilities of this (sandpaper+felt) combo😎 

This Activity helps: 

  • In the development of visual discrimination 
  • To develop vocabulary (as our babies, name the shapes when they match them)
  • In Shape recognition 
  • In Color recognition 
  • In hand eye coordination 
  • To develop abilities in Math and Reading skills later

Make this super simple activity at home and enjoy the fun of matching and learning about the Silhouettes with your babies lovelies 😎

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🚀Rocket Shape Puzzle🚀

Baby moo suddenly got interested in Rockets and started asking me “maa moo do, moo do”(that he wants to do and play with the Rocket) on seeing the rocket Video and so I wanted it to be fun playing with as well as educational, after surfing around in the net — came across some shape rocket activity!! it just ‘wowed’ me but it was made up of using paper and so to make it more durable I have used foam sheets

It takes approximately 30min to build the  🚀

Supplies needed:

  • Foam sheets (colors of your choice)
  • Black chart 
  • Pencil
  • Scale
  • Yarn (yellow and orange)
  • Cutter
  • Scissor 
  • Strong glue (I have used fevi bond you can even use the Glue gun – Both does the job pretty well) 

Construction:

  • Take foam sheets (colors of your choice) cut one rectangle; one circle; one triangle; two right angled triangles; one trapezium (I used different colors for each shape)


  • Attach all the shapes together to form a rocket on anther foam sheet in the middle 
  • Trace the outer line and remove the shapes 


  • Using cutter cut along the outer line 

 
Baby moo started to play with even before I completed it so I just let him and later on I did the following step

  • Take a black chart and place the outlined foam sheet to form a rocket silhouette and glue it together




  • Cut the yarn into long strips and add it below the trapezium to make it to look like fire 🔥 (I even made a pocket to hold the shapes at the back of the chart so that parts won’t get lost)


This activity helps: 

  • In shape recognition 
  • To learn about puzzle 
  • To learn about Geometric shapes
  • In Hand eye coordination 
  • To learn about Art and Colors

Have fun making this super easy shape Rocket at home and let your baby blast off up into the space lovelies 😍

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🛣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 Dual (Color+Shape) Activity❗️

This color sorting activity with shape is a fun way, for our babies, to practice color recognition and sorting out the colorful shape. This activity will also keep them moving and gaining knowledge through play which leads to the development of gross motor skills.

Materials Required:

  • Foam sheets or color papers (of  your choices)
  • Felt sheets (as same color as, of the foam sheets)
  • Scissor 

Procedure:

  • Cut various shapes from the felt sheets (or you can just use the felt shapes if  you have already) 

  • Place down the foam sheets (or color papers) on the floor (I placed it on the yoga mat) and place the felt shapes too 

  • Finally encourage your baby to sort out the shapes of same color as that of the foam sheets (or color papers) and place it on them 


           

          Baby moo really loved running around sorting the colors through shapes. He had so much fun, he even made snakes out of the long rectangular shapes and joined the sheets together… and the happiness lasted for ages… 😎


           Make this super simple activity at home and enjoy the overloaded happiness and have fun lovelies 😍

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