“Ashrith, Ashrith ,I am so proud of you , what will you be when u grow up ?
A Doctor, a Pilot, a Police Officer whatever you want to be, I will always be proud of you!
Ashrith ,Ashrith, I am so proud of you.”
I always hum this song from Caillou show and Ashrith enjoys it . I couldn’t stop laughing, listening to my 5 year Old’s imagination when I asked him what he wants to be when he grows up ? I tried writing exactly what he said ,in his own words.
Today we are making mini sailboats using milk jug lids ,if you follow my website ,few months back I had collected plenty of lids for a number activity here. So ,did you collect any lids ? If ,yes then what are you waiting , make the sailboats right away or start collecting the lids now….never too late. Kids can play and enjoy this activity indoors in winter and outdoors in summer.
I bought these animal counters as a summer activity for my son . There are several counters to choose from on Amazon, but I went with this one because it has different animals (rather than a tub of bears only) and it has 20 of each color to total 100. It is a great teaching tool to help 2 year old and up with learning colors, learning to count and recognizing different shapes. Ashrith spends hours playing with these animal counters…making patterns,sorting animals with colors .
Eureka Tub Of Animal Counters, 100 Counters
•1 tub containing 100 counters
•Counters approximately 1″
•5 Critters: bears, dogs, cats, alligators and turtles
•Reusable plastic storage tub with screw-top lid
•Teach counting, sorting, hand-eye coordination
Today ……August 3rd is National Water melon day. So ,celebrate this day by serving a slice of watermelon.
Yesterday I posted about a watermelon painting you and your child can make to celebrate this day and make it more fun. For painting idea go here.
Begin the melon madness by having your little ones paint Watermelon Art.
White Construction Paper
Black Construction paper dots
An activity to teach your little ones numbers with lots of fun
Identifying Numbers : Activity #2 with cookie cutters
Toddler Art: Rub to reveal Activity for developing fine motor skills .
Craft foam stickers ( different shapes)
This Identifying numbers activity is inspired by Kumon MAGNECTIC BOARD ,I saw at the Family Favorites…. KUMON stall last year. Kumon MAGNECTIC BOARD would cost anything around $35 to 50 dollars online, tried to make my own simple version with Milk jug lids costing a dollar .
Milk jug lids
Number stickers (Large and Small)
Strip of paper/Wall borders
Peel and stick large number stickers 1 to 10 on the strip.
Now stick small number sticker on each lid
Put all the lids with number stickers in a container.
Ask your child to pick a lid from the container and recognize the number.
Once he /she recognizes the number , let them put the lids below the corresponding number on the strip .
Note: I used wall borders bought at Dollar store but you can always make strips out of white paper.I asked Ashrith to put lids below the corresponding number but he chose to put it on the number strip itself. It works both ways as long as your child is enjoying working with numbers.
Would you try this activity with your little one? If yes….don’t forget to start collecting lids.Coming soon…many summer activities,So stay in tune.
I would like to share an activity which mom and child can make with their handprints . Using few paints make a lovely art to display.
Pink Poster Paper
Red and Green color paints
Hand(Mom and Child)
Using green paint and brush make stems and grass .
Dip the hands in red paint or use a brush to paint hand completely.
Make a child’s hand print as a little flower and mom’s hand print as big flower.
I hope you enjoy making handprints as much as we did !
What a beautiful weather outside, Ashrith and me were walking in the neighbourhood today ,oh my !he knows so much about spring season. We were looking at the green grass , enjoying the nature especially flowers….the dandelions .I asked him, if he wants to blow the dandelions ?He said, ” I want to blow and make a wish” .He knows about the dandelions and wishes connection through a recent episode of Ni Hao Kai-Lan .
He took a dandelion in his hand and wished for biggest submarine …….I have no idea where did that come from ……………Little ones are the most innocent -cute people and I love that !
Spring Activity : Dandelion Fun
Note: Avoid this activity if you have any kind of pollen allergies and watch out for the bees too.
One of my pledge to go green was get out of the house and enjoy a walk …….and that’s what we exactly did ,Hooray!
Are you looking for outdoor fun activities ? Do come back and check as I am coming up with many fun activities soon.