Posted in Learning Alphabets, Vocabulary - Toddler & Preschool

Word Wall – Preschool

Recently I created a word wall in my kids playroom. Word wall helps kids learn the Names of letters – letter recognition, ABC Order and Letter Sound.

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What we used:

  • Alphabet borders
  • Alphabet flash cards
  • Painters tape
  • Sticky Velcro dots

How to:

  • Stick the alphabet borders on the wall at the eye level of kids.
  • Stick the velcro dots on the alphabet border under each letter.
  • Stick the other side of the velcro dots on the flash cards.
  • Let the kids match the flash cards to the corresponding letters. We will be adding more words to our word wall.
  • You can also write the new words on cardstock or construction paper and use double sided tape to stick it. 

    How to use word wall:

    • As kids use the word wall, they are building their vocabulary. Its a great way to learn sight words.
    • Every time a new word is introduced, find opportunities to use it throughout the day. 
    • Encourage kids to use the new word in a sentence.
    • Let the kids say the new word and put it under the corresponding letter that it starts with. Eg – Egg under the letter E.
    • I found that, if you add your kids name to the word wall, it makes it more fun & interesting for them everytime they see it.
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    Foam Dough

    Simple DIYs - Kids Activities

    Foam Dough is an awesome sensory dough – super easy to make and super fun to play with. Its somewhere between PlayDough & Cloud Dough/Moon Sand. It feels soft, fluffy and light. Kids of all ages will enjoy it. If you have older kids, let them mix the dough.. They will love it – really fun & messy 😀

    What you need

    • 1 cup Corn starch/Corn Flour
    • 1.5 cup Shaving cream
    • 6 drops of Food color (optional)

    How to

    • Mix corn flour, shaving cream & few drops of food color in a bowl. Squish the mixture & knead well until it forms a moldable dough.Theres no right way to measure shaving cream. You might just have to eyeball it.
    • If the dough is too dry – Add more shaving cream.
    • If the dough is too sticky – Add more corn starch.
    • It gets your hands messy when kneading. But…

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    Clothespin Butterfly Craft

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    Ever since we did the toilet paper roll butterfly craftmy LOs kept asking for more butterflies to put it in our lil herb garden. This time we wanted to try something different.

    This is a very simple craft – Your LOs could do it. 😀 I just love the way it turned out. The butterflies look so cute & lovely.. (dont you think?)



    What you need

    • 1 Clothespin
    • 4 Cupcake Liners
    • 1 pair Googly eyes (optional)
    • Pipe cleaners
    • Markers
    • Acrylic paint (optional)
    • Glue

    How to

    • Flaten the cupcake liners. If your using plain ones, let your kids color/draw on them. We used the printed ones. You could also mix and match 2 different prints.
    • To make the Upper wings – Fold the cupcake liner into half, again fold into half. Repeat this step with one more cupcake liner.
    • Glue the pointed ends together so it looks like a bow…

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    Ice Painting – Painting on Ice

    Simple DIYs - Kids Activities

    The hot days are here.. What can be the best way to beat the heat other than ice.. My LOs love playing with colors & so wewanted to combine ice & paint. We’ve already tried Ice cube painting and it was a hit. This time for a change we tried to paint on ice and it turned out to be awesome! 💖

    Ice Painting is one of the simplest painting activities. Kids will love it as a cool outdoor activity on hot days or as a fun indoor activity that themes with cold days 😀

    What you need

    • Water
    • Baking soda (optional)
    • Watercolors
    • Paint brush

    How to

    • Mix the baking soda in water and freeze it overnight. The baking soda makes the ice super white. You could also freeze plain water. We tried both- the colors look bright on the white ice.
    • Remove the ice and put it on a…

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    Ice cube Painting

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    Whether its beating the summer heat or embracing the winter cold, painting with ice is such a fun & cute idea… Its a colourful, sensory & art activity that’s taste safe for babies, toddlers & preschoolers.. Kids will have a ball with this unique experience creating their own masterpiece.. 😀

    What you need

    • Ice cube tray
    • Water
    • Food color
    • Craft sticks/ wooden ice cream sticks ( optional)

    How to

    • Take an ice cube tray and add desired food colouring to each cube. (About 7 drops)
    • Fill the cube with water to the top & freeze for about 30 mins ( or until the water starts to freeze)
    • Now place the craft sticks – it should stand upright by itself.
    • Freeze them overnight.

    Ice cube painting gets as messy as it can.. So if the weather is hot you could take this outside, if not you could use a tray.. Also…

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    DIY Bouncy Ball

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    Did you know you could make your own Bouncy Ball. Yeah.. Thats right! This is a simple science experiment kids (depending on their age) could do with little to no help. It does not bounce really high like the store bought ones. But it does bounce over a foot high. It bounces well on carpet rather than kitchen tiles & bounces really well on the wall. It has a unique texture that your kids will enjoy playing with. The recipe uses borax and as you know its not edible, this might not be appropriate for toddlers who still put things in their mouth. I enjoyed making this and my LOs enjoyed playing with it. 😀

    What you need

    • 2 disposable bowls/cups (for mixing)
    • 2 craft sticks/disposable spoons (for stirring)

    Borax Solution

    • 1/2 tsp Borax
    • 2 tbsp hot water

    Glue Solution

    • 1 tbsp Elmers white glue
    • 1 tbsp Corn Starch

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    Homemade Sidewalk Paint

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    Its that time of the year! The hot days are here… If your looking for ways to keep your LOs occupied outside this homemade sidewalk paint is your go to recipe. Its very easy to make and can be made using just 3 ingredients. You can make some on a sunny day and keep your kids busy atleast for an hour. Let them color in your driveway, sidewalk or patio. This washes off very easily and absolutely no staining… (Mommy win 👍) Now let the lil ones get creative! 😀

    What you need

    • 1/2 cup Cornflour/ Cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup Water
    • Food color ( you could also use tempera paint powder)

    How to

    • Mix the cornflour and water until smooth.
    • Add desired food color to the mixture. You might have to add atleast 10 drops of food color to make bright colors. If using tempera paint powder add 1-2 tbsp and…

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