Kiddo Activities

Snow Painting – 3 ways

Last year we did a S for Snow, snowman unit and it was a HUG hit. That time, after reading Snowman by Richard Briggs we did this Snow Painting which Aarya loved too (which we did again for Valentine’s day as well!), so I decided we would do it again. This time I cut out green trees before hand and glued them to a black construction paper and let him hit it with a snow storm (lol) This was so much FUN! I wanted to do it too. 2) Toothbrush Painting. We continued with the same background but this time…

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Simplest Christmas tree ornament

As I have already mentioned, Aarya’s school wants us to send ornaments for there class CHristmas tree. And while I see many many parents rushing to the store to buy them, I chose to make our own. We used – Green Sparkly foam (20 Rs 1 sheet) Christmas tree shaped emblishments (2 Rs for a small packet of assorted colors) Leftover sequins from previous projects. Ribbon Glue and Glue-loving boy 🙂 We used just half of the A4 sized foam sheet, drew a Chistmas treeand cut it out. Using the sharp scissor edge I made a holeto thread the ribbon.…

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Christmas Card

I did my schooling in a Convent school and I have loved everything about Christmas since my school days. At school, we had this giant tree, which the sisters (Nuns/Teachers) decorated, sang carols (some of which I still remember) and went to Church, just to see its beauty. The spirit of Christmas, the goodness and the magic has someway of rubbing on you, even if you just watch it from a distance 🙂 Unfortunately,  Aarya doesn’t have the good fortune of going to a school but in his current school they do celebrate Christmas (YAY!) His teacher has asked the…

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Book Love – The Snowman by Richard Briggs

I bought “Step into Reading” book version of this book and instantly regretted doing it 🙁 It is, but a sad copy of the original. But we watched this video, which was amazing! This is such a beautiful story! I love it and Aarya really enjoyed it too 🙂 To accompany this book we did this rather fun but lovely “Snowman on the Globe” art which I saw on Pinterest. Please excuse the “sauce” on the face look. The minute he saw the ball and white paint, he just wanted to dive right in! All you need is – 1) Blue paper (construction…

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Winter fun continued – Snow sifting.

Here is the 1st post in this series. **These posts were written in Jan-Feb, but due to some real bad things happening followed by my exams, I was not able to post these. ** To follow-up on the winter activities. This is another sensory activity that we did. The idea is from Montessori Moments(link to the winter activities post) who blogged about it in the ‘Sifting Snowflakes’ post. I had a feeling that Aarya would love it. Items we used – *salt with small alphabets (hidden) (snow) *sifter (from the kitchen) *foam alphabets to match ( at this point I wish…

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