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Valentine Sweet Shoppe – Snow Sensory Bin

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Snow sensory bin is best way to play with snow and stay warm when its freezing cold outside and your stuck home all day.

I filled a plastic storage bin with some snow, added some Acrylic Hearts, Heart cookie cutters, Sweet shoppe tools(from another play set), muffin pan, cups & spoons to it. Viola! The snow bin was all set to play with.

This is our first snow sensory bin and Miss A(3yrs) & Miss D(2yrs) loved it alot. They made icecreams, cones, muffins, hearts, cupcakes… ahh so much fun. I used a quilt and a dollar store sheet on top of it to catch any mess. They loved scooping & filling the bowls with snow and then dumping it back.

The longer they played with the snow – we were able to observe the different characteristics of snow. First it got a little soft, then wet and eventually slushy…

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Counting Hearts – Valentines Day Math 

Simple DIYs - Kids Activities

Counting Hearts is a simple valentine themed math activity for preschoolers to practice counting and number recognition.

What you need

  • Wooden Numbers
  • Heart Gems
  • Felt Heart Mat

How to

  • Place the numbers, heart gems and heart mat on a tray. You could find all these in dollar store.
  • Set the activity tray and invite your kids to play.
  • Let them pick a number of their choice and place it on the heart mat.
  • Then, count & place the heart gems on it to match the number.

Miss A(3yrs) loved to touch and use the heart gems. They were very cute and irresistible. We arranged the numbers in numerical order and then picked one of them to count with. She usually counts only upto 6 in any counting activities so i gave her numbers 1-6, but with this she wanted to try counting with more numbers and so we counted upto…

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Learn Colors with Frosty – Snowman Activity Tray

Simple DIYs - Kids Activities

This Frosty the Snowman activity tray is very simple and open ended and is perfect for busy bags. It takes less than 10 mins to set up and is so much fun for the kids while working on fine motor & color recognition skills. We paired this activity with our favourite book Frosty the Snowman.

What you need

  • Felt pieces
  • Pipecleaners
  • Pompoms
  • Marker
  • Scissors

How to

  • Cut snowman out of white felt. We got the precut ones in our christmas felt decoration pack. It had white, red & green snowman.
  • Draw eyes, nose & mouth on it using permanent marker.
  • Cut out matching hats & scarfs from different color felt pieces.
  • From matching pipecleaners, cut 2 small pieces and bend the edges a little – to make hands for the snowman.
  • Now add matching color pompoms to these cut felt pieces in an activity tray and let your LOs dress…

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Posted in Fine Motor Activity, Learn your name, Snowman Activities, Winter Crafts & Activities

Name Snowman

Name Snowman is a fun way for kids to learn their names. This activity combines arts and crafts, letters, kids names, and snowman – a perfect winter activity for preschoolers to try.

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What you need

  • White & Black construction paper
  • Marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

How to

  • Make Snowballs – Cut out circles from the white construction paper – one for the face and one circle per letter in your kids name.
  • For the face – Draw eyes, nose and mouth using markers. One things we missed was hat – you could cut hat shapes and decorate it with rhinestones, glitters, pompoms and so on.
  • Write the letters on the snowballs and glue them to make your name snowman.

Miss A(4) knows to spell & write her name now. She wrote the letters in her name on the snowballs and glued the snowman together on a black paper. She dint need any help with writing or ordering the letters.

Miss D(3) wrote the letters in her name with some help, i had to tell her what letters to write and which order to glue them. For even smaller kids you could write it for them and ask them to glue it.Once done we used painters tape to put it up on their playroom wall. They were so proud of their work. 😀

While doing this activity they learnt the order of letters in their name and also spoke about – how many letters they have in their name, whose name is longer, how many As does your name have and so on.

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Merry Christmas!!

Its going to be snowing heavily here and snowfall warning has been issued.. Looks like a winter wonderland out there.. A perfect dreamy white Christmas for us!

From ours to yours – Wishing you & your family a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!!