The Reading Momster

Toy Kraft – Review

Happy Children’s Day to all my friends. Our kids generally celebrate Children’s day, essentially everyday; but it is us who need these days to remind us of the child in us 🙂 I constantly share the number of crafts or arts activity that we do with the kids. These are done on days, that I call nice days. But then there are many, many days where I get nothing done. There are many reasons why we didn’t do, but one of the main reasons is always – getting all the supplies

#DiwaliDhamaka – Diwali Advent Calendar

Diwali holidays have begun and it is like schools are off till 2nd Nov! Whoops! that’s a LONG break. But Diwali is a festival we look forward too. Even though, in my heart I would LOVE to say no to crackers this year, I know it will NOT be fair on my son. He only bursts his gun around and I am not going to say no to that, not this time atleast. So, I took the concept of Christmas Advent Calendars and made this calendar so that Aarya can

Indian Independence Day Activities for kids

On this day in 1947, India won her Independence after spending over 100 years under British Raj. Today marks the 68th year of Independence. “For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” Nelson Mandela. Our generation or the generation before or after will never know the real meaning of freedom or how our ancestors struggled and eventually fought to give us this right to live free. Aarya (age 4) knows that India is

Book Love: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell

I had this on our wishlist for a long time and recently at a sale event I got it for real cheap 🙂 🙂 In the stash of books, Aarya did not pick it up. Today I asked him he would like to read this (after reading his favorites, of course) and he said yes! So we did.. and then I read it again and just one more time. He liked it… especially little Bill who cries “I want Mommy!” 🙂 After reading, as was the norm (on days when

Book Love: If you give a Mouse a Cookie

This month’s Virtual Book Club for Kids Author was  Laura Numeroff and we read If you Give a Mouse a Cookie by the author, which is a very cute book on cause and effect! Aarya really likes this book and this week I intentionally added up some activities to tie up with our readings! Activity: Math I cut out circles from a thick brown paper bag (cookie) and wrote numbers on it, I made another set with numbers represented as dots. First Aarya put the cookies inthe right order from 1

Tissue Paper Collage Votive Candle Holders

If you go to Pinterest there are a whole lot of places you can find this; I wanted to do this for Diwali, but then that time gets so crazy busy, I hardly find time to do any craft at all! So after the Crepe Paper Bleeding Art came out real nice, I was inspired to do this with Aarya over this weekend. Sadly, Aarya’s Dad was sick and we needed to leave him alone so that he could get his rest – so his was one of the things

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