Posted in Busy Bag Activity, Counting Activities, Fine Motor Activity, Learn Numbers, Math Activity

Number Match Wheel – Preschool Math

Number Match Wheel is a very simple math activity for preschoolers which helps develop number recognition, counting, number order, concentration & fine motor skills.

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What you need

  • Cardstock or cardboard – i used empty cereal box
  • Markers
  • Scissors 
  • Clothespin
  • Permanent Marker

How to

  • Flatten the cereal box and cut out a circle.
  • Divide it into ten sections.
  • Mark dots on each section to represent a number. I did 1 to 10.
  • Write the corresponding numbers on the clothespin.
  • Let your LOs count the dots on each section and match the clothespin to it.

Miss A (3.5 yrs) did it with ease. She counted the first five segments and then understood that it follows numerical order, and then just pinned the numbers without counting the dots. 😜 If you think your kids will do the same, you can jumble the order or use higher sequence. Then, I pointed a segment, she counted the dots on it and matched the clothespin. That way she counted all the segments. Miss D (2.5 yrs) counted the dots upto 3 by herself, but needed help with matching the number on the clothespin.😀

Other things we did

  • Jumbled the clothespin & ordered them in numerical sequence.
  • Spoke about which part of the wheel has the most dots and which one has the least.
  • Spoke about how number 1 is smallest and number 10 is biggest in the sequence 1-10.
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Ice Cream Math – Toddlers & Preschoolers

Cool summer math for Preschoolers 😀

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Who doesn’t love ice creams? Well we do. This Ice cream math activity is more like a game so toddlers & preschoolers don’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. 👍

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What you need

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

How to

  • Regular Cone – Cut out ice cream cone shapes from brown construction paper. Write down the numbers on them. Laminate and cut.
  • Flavoured Cone – Cut out cones from colored construction paper, write numbers and on it. Laminate & cut.
  • Ice cream scoops with chocolate chips– 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 – Cut semicircles from different color felt pieces to represent ice…

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Top 100 Kids Activities Blog Award

Hi All! 

Im very happy & honoured to let you know that this blog Diyunlimitedfun has been listed as one of the “Top 100 Kids Activities Blog on the web” by Feedspot. Thank you all for your support. Your comments and likes boosts me to keep it going! Please keep supporting. 

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Posted in Learn with Stickers, Learning Opposites, Sorting Activity, Vocabulary - Toddler & Preschool

Same or Different – Developing Visual Discrimination

Learning Same or Different is one of the essential math basics for preschoolers. We always have enough stickers at home because the girls love stickers and they play with it all the time. We have done few learning activities using stickers before – it is easy to set up and fun to learn with. So i decided to go with stickers for this activity too – perfect for preschoolers, develops visual discrimination & vocabulary skills.

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What you need

  • Stickers
  • Paper
  • Scissors

How to

  • Pick the stickers according to your kids interest & ability to look and find the difference. I picked princess stickers- my LOs favourite. Made sure they were not too small and avoided stickers with same characters but different backgrounds. (would do that as we get to the next level)
  • Stick two of the same design or different designs next to each other on a white paper or cardstock.
  • Stick the pairs one below the other. Once done, laminate the paper for durability. Cut the pairs using scissors.

I wrote the words same & different on a cardstock, gave it along with the sticker cards to Miss A(3.5 yrs) and asked her to find which pair looks same and which looks different. 

She tried to identify the words same, different and placed the “Same” and “Different” labels on each side of a tray. Then looked into each card and decided if the pictures on the card are the same or different and sorted it on the appropriate sides of the tray. Every time i asked her, ‘how do you know it’s different’ or ‘why do you think it’s the same’. Then she would explain what she noticed. Sometimes she just replied, ‘because mummy, you see it looks same’ 😜. She found this activity interesting – kept repeating it for a while. Later this changed into a story telling activity – A & D(2.5 yrs) looked at each sticker card and made up very interesting princess stories. 

Posted in Fine Motor Activity, Sensory Play

Water Beads & Golf Tees – Fine Motor Activity

Who would think about waterbeads & golf tees combination. Odd right! Well someone did and luckily i came across this activity on Pinterest. This is a great activity to develop fine motor skills, concentration, patience & perseverance.

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What you need

  • Water Beads
  • Golf tees
  • Styrofoam block
  • You could find all the items in dollar store.

We did this activity almost 2 months back. A & D pushed the golf tees into the styrofoam anywhere they wanted – went on for a while – poking it in and taking it out. This was the first time they are handling golf tees & styrofoam and so they were quite excited about it. This was a great fine motor exercise for the little fingers.

Then i helped them put the golf tees in straight lines. Gave them water beads and asked to place it on the golf tees. They both did it with so much concentration. Everytime you touch the already placed water bead, few others fell down along with it – like dominoes. They got a little frustrated but kept doing it all over. They just didn’t give up until A got 90% of the beads to stay & D one straight row.

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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 skills😀

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.

You could also add some…

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