Hi parents and teachers of preschoolers! I just completed designing three paper activities for little kids and I am sharing the Free Printables for you. This activity is ideal for kids in the age group 2-4 years.
All you need is take a A4 size print out and you are ready to go. To repeat the toddler activities on the same sheets, you can get th laminated! So they will work as wipe and reuse activity sheets!
This Saturday, I planned a FUN AND LEARN ACTIVITY with my 2 1/2 year old! We really enjoyed it and it was so easy to set up.
Two Activities/Games, Same Preparation: 1. LAND AND WATER 2. TWISTER
FOR LAND AND WATER ACTIVITY:
1. Use the alphabet foam sheets to make land and water patches. (You can use any other alphabet toys that can be stepped upon or simply draw on the floor / paper.) 2. Join them with extra foam tiles to make bridges if your toddler is very small. 3. Explain the concept of land, water and importance of bridges. 4. Tell them to go to land or water alternately. 5. Bonus learning – Sizes: Make land patches of different sizes and tell them to jump (walk if kids are still to learn jumping) to small, big, bigger and biggest land. 6. Over a period of time, increase the distance and encourage jumping without stepping on water.
FOR TWISTER FAMILY ACTIVITY:
Say aloud different letters and numbers and ask them to step on certain letters and place hands on others for a fun family activity. Just follow the concept of twister game (Google it if you are not aware of this).
Our toddler activity of the week is the perfect idea for fun learning while focusing on: Fine motor skills + colour sorting + counting (maths) + balancing!
Toddlers get bored of playing with the same toys and doing the same activities. So the other day, I tried this idea and 26-month old Mishika enjoyed the activity a lot. It was a boon that the pipes of our construction toy almost perfectly fit on the Lego base plate! So I gave her a demo with two colours and she continued with the columns with much excitement.
The process involved colour sorting, counting, balancing the lego plate and arranging the pipes at the interval of two green points / pegs / dots each. The pipes are a bit loose on the base plate so they did fell at times and she managed to place them again. The best part was that she carefully lifted and balanced the entire creation
Give it a try and see if any of your other toys or blocks fit the lego base plate and this could create a lot of interesting game ideas! Pls let me know how did you like this innovation by us.
We made a bumblebee using toilet paper roll and tried an innovation for wings that really worked with the wings making a flapping sound under the fan.
We used a sticker plastic sheet that I had saved earlier after all the stickers in the sheet were used up! Yay! It came in so handy! Super recycling – after Mishika is done playing with the bee, it will become a pen stand.
1. Cover a toilet paper roll cardboard with yellow paper. 2. Make eyes and draw a smile. 3. Paste foam glitter paper / black paper strips or just draw black strips. 4. Draw wings using a permanent marker on a transparent thick sheet. You can also use plain white or yellow paper. Paste it on the back of the bumblebee. 5. To use it as a pen stand, simply make a base with some circular cardboard piece!
Save this post of DIY bumblebee craft activity for future reference. Do tell me in comments how you like this idea! Follow @momandideas on Instagram for more creativity and fun learning!