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DIY Light up Firefly & Fun Facts for Preschoolers

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Brighten up your backyard on a summer night with this super easy to make firefly. Found this on pinterest & couldnโ€™t resist making it.. My LOs really loved to watch the changing colours and kept running with it in our backyard. ๐Ÿ˜€ Also good way to learn about fireflies โ€“ we dont get to see the real ones these days..

What you need

  • Plastic Easter egg
  • LED tea light
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes (optional)
  • Markers
  • Hot glue gun (optional)

How to

  • Cut the pipe cleaners to desired size to make antennas & legs and glue them to the easter egg.
  • If you dont have hot glue gun, you can make holes on the egg using a thumb pin and insert the pipe cleaners.
  • Stick the googly eyes on the egg or you can just draw eyes & smiley using markers.
  • Pop the led tea light into the easter egg (โ€ฆ

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Ice Cream Math – Toddlers & Preschoolers

Cool summer math for Preschoolers ๐Ÿ˜€

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Who doesnโ€™t love ice creams? Well we do. This Ice cream math activity is more like a game so toddlers & preschoolers donโ€™t actually feel like doing a math exercise. It develops color recognition, shape recognition, number recognition & counting skills, through pretend play. Its perfect for busy bags too. ๐Ÿ‘

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What you need

  • Construction paper
  • Markers
  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Laminator (optional)

How to

  • Regular Cone โ€“ Cut out ice cream cone shapes from brown construction paper. Write down the numbers on them. Laminate and cut.
  • Flavoured Cone โ€“ Cut out cones from colored construction paper, write numbers and on it. Laminate & cut.
  • Ice cream scoops with chocolate chipsโ€“ Cut out semicircle (ice cream scoops) from different color construction paper. Mark dots on each scoop to represent numbers. Laminate and cut.
  • Flavoured Ice cream โ€“ Cut semicircles from different color felt pieces to represent iceโ€ฆ

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Washing Farm Animals -Sensory Play for Toddlers & Preschoolers

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This week the weather has been perfect to spend time outdoors. My LOs simply love water & wanted to play with their water table. One sunny afternoon we filled our water table with soapy water & took all our farm animals for a wash. This simple sensory play activity is easy to set up & clean up and kids will have so much fun playing with it. It develops fine motor skills, hand-eye cordination, concentration & imaginative skills๐Ÿ˜€

What you need

  • Water table or Plastic Storage bin
  • Farm Animals
  • Toothbrush or scrub brush
  • Kids body wash or anything which is gentle enough for little hands
  • Water
  • Towel or dish cloth

How to

  • Fill your water table or storage bin with water.
  • Add kids body wash and farm animals to it.
  • Give your little ones toothbrush and let them clean their animals in the soapy water.

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Homemade Puffy Paint

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We tried a couple of different puffy paint recipes that used flour but it was really hard to use with squeeze bottles. This was the easiet for my LOs to squeeze from the bottle. I liked to use the squeeze bottles as it develops their fine motor skills and also the texture looks so cool..

This is a simple 3 ingredient recipe. Its super-easy to make & was such a fun experiment for us to try. The best part is watching your paint puff up as it dries.. It looks Amazing!๐Ÿ‘Œ

What you need

  • 1/4 cup White Glue
  • 1/4 cup Shaving Cream
  • Food Color/Water Color
  • Squeeze bottle (optional)

How to

  • Mix equal parts of white glue & shaving cream together. You just have to eyeball your shaving cream as its not easy to measure. It doesnt matter if you go wrong on the measurements, you will still end up withโ€ฆ

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10 Math Activities using Bear Counters (Ages 2-6)

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We just got a new rainbow counting bear set. It looks so colorful and fun. Now we are exploring ways to learn with it. We have been doing a lot of math activities over at our house this week. Learning basics with counting bears or any other math manipulatives like legos will help kids develop number sense. Touching objects with their hands, helps them to connect the number they are counting with the amount of objects that they feel and see. Its always healthy to let your kids set the learning pace ๐Ÿ˜€

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Here are few activities to learn math basics with counting bears..

1. Counting

My LOs loved using the measuring spoons (1 tbsp & 1/2 tbsp worked perfectly) to scoop and transfer the bears into the plastic egg carton. My almost 3 yr old counted upto 20 & started over again. Although my almostโ€ฆ

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Match the Peg – Busy Bag Activity for Preschoolers


This is a simple activity for preschoolers. Easy to make & great for busy bags. We use this at restaurants & doctors office waiting room.. ๐Ÿ‘

What are busy bags?

Busy bags are simple activities that your kids can do independently or with less supervision, stored in a bag that is easy to pack or pull out when they want to play with. They are great when your at the restaurants, waiting rooms or for quiet times at home (like that’s ever gonna happen ๐Ÿ˜‚). Just pull out the busy bag and keep your kids engaged.

What you need

  • Craftsticks
  • Clothespin
  • Acrylic Paint

How to

  • Paint the craftsticks with Acrylic colors. Let it dry. You could also use colored craftsticks.
  • Paint the same colors on the clothespin. Let it dry.
  • Let your preschooler clip the clothespin to the matching craftstick.

Using the clothespin helps develop fine motor skills. My almost 3 yr old was excited to use the clothespin. She had some difficulty in handling it & we’re working on it ๐Ÿ˜€ This is not a good activity for toddlers. Tried it with mine and she pulled the clothespin into two. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    Put everything in a ziploc or a clear pouch and your busy bag is ready. You could also make a color wheel (laminate it for reuse) or use the paint chips (you could find in hardware stores for free) and ask your kids to match with the coloured clothespin. ๐Ÿ‘