🎄DIY Mini Christmas Trees🎄

We started off this activity just as a quite book page for Baby Moo but ended up making mini Christmas tree ornaments 😁

Supplies Needed:

  • Felt sheets
  • Fabric glue or fevibond
  • Scissor
  • Sequins

The Making:

  • Draw a mini Christmas tree outline on a white paper and keeping it as a model cut the mini trees from different coloured felt sheets (Color of your choice) with trunk in the same colour as shown below

As soon as mommy finished it Baby Moo wanted to do the matching of trees with its corresponding coloured trunk

  • To make it (tree and trunk) sturdy glue a Velcro at the back of the tree to stick the trunk

Either you can glue the trunk and keep the tree on the sides of the felt sheet as a quite book page activity or you can do the extended activity of decorating the trees as we have done below

  • Place all the required sequins, glue and the trees on a flat surface and let your little one decorate his/her own Colorfull trees of their choice

  • At first he was very patient to keep the sequins one by one but after decorating three trees he just dropped the sequins onto the trees and said ‘this is easy for me mommiya’ (that’s how he will drag and say the word mommy😂😂) 😛

Thus we had a fun filled evening (which extended till 10pm taking breaks to eat and pray) with my love

He even played with trees by carrying them and dumping them in the green felt (which he said it’s the grass mommy) thus he pretend played with it too 😁

After playing with it you can either glue a small ribbon on the edge at the top of the tree to hang it onto your real tree or you can glue Velcro at the back and keep it as the oranament for your little ones felt Christmas tree

Make these mini Christmas trees at home with simple technique to create an unique, interesting mini textured trees by your littles tiny hands my lovelies 😍

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🚦DIY Road Safety🚦

💁‍♀️There was an I – Day (Information Day) activity for Baby Moo in his school regarding do’s and don’ts on Road Safety and he was asked to bring cutout’s on the same so mommy made a simple cutout using just a white chart and some Color pencils and black sketch 😁

The following steps gave Baby Moo an opportunity to engage while making the road safety chart paper cutout with mommy 😉

  • Firstly mommy showed some pics from google to Baby Moo about road safety and road rules and made him to know briefly about what we were gonna learn about
  • Secondly we made a simple drawings with dialogues of what we saw and learnt on a chart paper using a pencil

  • Then Baby Moo helped in coloring of the chart (but mommy gave some final touch up and made it little bit prettier 😁😉🙈)

Thus our very own road safety cutout was ready to be taken to school for the I – Activity Day

Make this super simple chart and let your little ones enjoy learning about road safety through fun coloring 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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🍩Apple Donuts🍩

💁‍♀️ During the festival seasons chocolates and sweets,.. are the most eaten favors among the little ones and hence to make the festival season a little bit healthy, mommy made these deliciously healthy donuts for Baby Moo 😎

Ingredients:

  • Apple 🍎🍏
  • Nuts [Almonds, cashews, raisins, walnuts, pistachios etc.., (of your choice)]
  • Spreads [Nutella, peanut butter, almond chocolate spread, cream cheese etc..,(of your choice)]
  • Knife

The Making:

  • Take apples and slice them Into circular shape

  • Make a hole in the middle taking off the core part.

  • Apply (a thin layer of) the spread of your choice and sprinkle some nuts of your choice and voila healthy donut 🍩 is ready to be eaten by your hungry little caterpillars.

  • Make this deliciously yummy apple 🍩 for your little ones during this festival season and have a scrumptious snack my lovelies 😍

**[These also make a great party snacks]**

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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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🗺7 Continent Matching🗺

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..😎

[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 😉

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 👇🏻

and we did an activity of knowing them in whole 🗺 ]**

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 😎 with my love, happy boy 👨🏻‍🎤

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

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🧠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
  • 👇🏻

  • 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
  • 👇🏻

  • 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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🚀DIY Birthday Card🌛

🙋🏻‍♀️ Once again we made a very special Birthday card for dada whose birthday was around the corner 😎

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 moo 😁) 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 fire 🔥 glue lengthy pieces of (yellow+orange+red) yarns at the back and secure them with a piece of a small rectangular red chart

  • 💁🏻‍♀️Thus Our very own Birthday Card was ready to be given to the Birthday Boy Dada 👨🏻

**You can even make this lovely DIY card for other occasions too 😁😎**

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 😍

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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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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) 😎

We’ll make the letters in order one by one as follows: 💁🏻‍♀️

♦️Letter K♦️

🦎Letter L🍂

〰️Letter M👄

✨Letter N🌙

🔘Letter O🐙

↘Lowercase Alphabets (k-o)↙

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 😁) and I think it’s 💯% Flawless 😍😎

Make our Alphabet wall project as the letter of the week craftivity and have an Incredibly Creative evenings my lovelies 😍

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