Category Archives: Kids activities( Ages 4 and up)

Ashrith… What will you be when you grow up ?

“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.
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Reuse baby bath tub: Mini SailBoats out of BottleCaps

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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.

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Color sorting &Pattern making with Animal Counters

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 .

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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
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Identifying Numbers : Activity #1 inspired by Kumon Magnetic Board

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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 .

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Materials Required:
Milk jug lids
Number stickers (Large and Small)
Strip of paper/Wall borders
Container
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Instructions:
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.

Mother’s Day Hand Print Flowers

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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.
Materials Required:
Pink Poster Paper
Red and Green color paints
Brush
Hand(Mom and Child)
Instructions:
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 !

Spring Activities , Outdoor Activities , Nature Activities , Playing outside , Dandelion blowing , spring fun , go green ,

Spring Activity : Dandelion Fun

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
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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.