Posted in Cerrado's Sibling, Homeschooling, Uncategorized

Learning through play – All about ME

This face parts game is an excellent way for Inigo to learn about the parts of the face. Yes, he can named it but my aim is to let him count the parts as well.

 I made this face parts game for Inigo to play with Isabelle. It is easy and all the pieces fit into their tiny fingers. In fact, you can also put this in a resealable bag, so it is super handy for travelling.

 It can also be a proficient vocabulary building activity too as well as learning the parts of the face.

 After cutting I gave them to Inigo and he started to named the face parts as he begun to count the parts as well.


  
  
  
  
 He completed a face on his first attempt by gluing it and later on he helped Isabelle in creating the girl face.

 He also learned to differentiate the boy and girl as well as learning to used the she and he words. 


    Later on, we decided to add paper straw and play puppet show. 

  

Posted in Cerrado's Sibling, Homeschooling, Preschool Activity, Toddler's Activities

Learning through play – Quiet Fun Activities

If there is one thing I know, I have two of the busiest, explorer little people you have ever seen.

   
    
 There are days that it was too difficult to keep them busy without electronics especially when we are outside. Trust me on this one😁

  
   
That’s why I was always looking for activities that would help them play independently and give me a little free time of just sitting and watching them than running and catching them.   

    
Color pencils, pens, paper are staple in our diaper bag. And I am thankful to Etihad airways for including this animals memory card in their press kit the last time I’ve attended their event.It’s a life saver!  
 

Posted in Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Learning through play, Our little wiggle, Sensory skills, Toddler's Activities

Learning through play – Simple Counting Activity

Here is a fun and simple counting activity for toddlers especially for those who loves Mickey Mouse. It’s very easy to set up, I got the printable online and it is designed to build their understanding of identifying numbers and how it’s represented using stickers. 

  
 This activity isn’t new, but obviously a really great one for developing Inigo’s familiarity with numbers and what they represent using physical objects. In this case I’ve kept it incredibly simple, which is often the best way to get him to learn, right? 

When the invitation is done, he started to sort the stickers ( actually i print only in A4 and cut it, so it’s not really stickers😂 ). Then we count how many set of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters we have. 

  
    
    
   
When I saw that his done sorting and counting,I tried to offer the counting fun template. The aim of this activity is for him to read the number and use the stickers to accurately represent it. I chose to have Inigo work with numbers up to 4 then eventually I added up to 5 to challege him further.   

    
 Seriously, this is such a great activity. It was so interesting to watch Inigo count out the stickers and add them to the column. I could see if he was able to count correctly, using one to one correspondence. I found that he knew more than I realized.    

    
  This wonderful Maths activity can also double to help his develop fine motor and sensory skills. Having said that, I chose to use glue to challenge him using his thumb and pointer finger when transferring the stickers.  

  
   

Posted in Fine Motor skills, Toddler's Activities, Writing skills

Learning through play – Numbers and Clothespin

  I know you know that I love free printables! But sometimes, an impromptu activity comes to mind that I don’t want to take the time to look in the pinterest and print it.

      
 Inigo loves numbers but needs lots of practice in recognition and improving fine motor skills creating this DIY clip card using markers, cardboard  and clothespins we had was a great alternative!           

 While doing this activity he is not only learning the math skills but also building up the strength in his fine motor skills which is essential for writing soon.

   
 

Posted in Bible Crafts

The Story of Ananias and Sapphira – Acts 5 : 1-11

Our series for this month is entitled TEST. We will be talking about people who experienced tests in the New Testament.

We are now on the third week of our series and I will be teaching the Test of Truthfulness. My topic is related to the story of Ananias and Sapphira and how they failed the test. You can read the scriptures from Acts 5 : 1-11

There are three reasons why they failed:

1. THEY DECEIVED THE PEOPLE. Acts 5:2 He brought part of the money to the apostles, claiming it was the full amount. With his wifes consent, he kept the rest. Instead of giving all the money they got from selling their property, Ananias and Sapphira decided to keep part of the money. They tried to deceive people by pretending they were giving the full amount. Slide04 2. THEY GAVE IN TO TEMPTATION. Acts 5:3 Then Peter said, Ananias, why have you let Satan fill your heart? You lied to the Holy Spirit, and you kept some of the money for yourself. Ananias and Sapphira were tempted by Satan to keep part of the money for themselves. The problem was not when they were tempted. The problem is that they gave in to the temptation. Giving in to temptation means actually doing the sinful thing. Temptation is not a sin but when we give in to temptation, it becomes a sin. Slide10 Slide19 3. THEY LIED TO GOD. Acts 5:4 The property was yours to sell or not sell, as you wished. And after selling it, the money was also yours to give away. How could you do a thing like this? You werent lying to us but to God! It was Ananias’ and Sapphira’s choice whether or not to sell the property. What was sinful was when they chose to pretend that they were really giving the whole amount from the sale of their property. But we all know that they didn’t fool God because God saw everything they did. Slide13 Slide21 For arts and craft I’ve prepared a simple craft that mainly focus on our power verse. Proverbs 12:22 – The Lord detests lying lips but he delights those who tell the truth. photo 4 I printed facial features which I got it free from picklebum.com and I loved how this funny faces will help the kids grasp our lesson easily. photo 1 photo 3  photo 5

And that is God give us the power to tell the truth…

Posted in Uncategorized

Easy DIY Homemade Playdough

With only simple ingredients and few minutes of your time, you can easily make play dough at home for your kids to enjoy.

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I love play dough because it keeps little A busy for minutes upon minutes. But sometimes I hate it when it crumbles on the floor and the entire roo .Because of this I stopped buying store-bought playdough. Then, one day when little A was begging me to make a playdough instead.

I searched on to You Tube and  could not believe how easy it was to make playdough in my own kitchen.

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Little A had fun picking out the color he wanted, then he continued to play with the dough for hours. It is still a favorite way to spend his play time. Making play dough in your kitchen is easier than you imagined. It saves you money and creates lasting childhood memories.

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Easy DIY Homemade Playdough

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • food coloring

Directions:

  • In a large pan mix together the water and oil. Stir in the flour,salt and cream of tartar.
  • Cook over medium heat,stirring constantly until the dough forms into a ball and is no longer sticky. Divide the dough into three portions then mix in drops of food coloring until it reaches your desire color.
  • Enjoy and Play!

 

Posted in Learning through play, Our little man

Learning through play – Addition with marbles

Learning to add can be great fun especially with easy addition activities. By creating a simple addition game with marbles kids will definitely love playing it and the house are transformed into learning activity.

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This addition activity is simple to make and can lead to hours of fun.

 Materials:

  • Bowls
  • Marbles
  • Markers
  • White Board or paper

 We started with a simple ones and then eventually I introduced the additions of 3 numbers.

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Depending on your child’s level of ability, this learning activity can be modified in many ways.

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Learning to add can be a ton of fun when armed with games to keep boredom away.

Happy counting and adding!

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Posted in Our little man, Preschool Activity

The Alphabet Eating Monster Puppet

Happy New Year everyone!! First of all I want to thank all of my readers for your tremendous support. I so appreciate you coming over for a visit and leaving such kind thoughts and compliments.

For my first post for this year I wanted to share how we made our uber cute puppet. Before the winter break starts I received email from little A’s school .Each student are encouraged to be imaginative and creative. Their school will held an interclass competition called ” Fantastic World of Puppet”. The competition is open from Foundation Stage to Year 6 and the best three puppets will be awarded prizes and certificates.

We were given an option to choose from sock puppet,stick puppet,glove puppet,shadow puppet or puppet with recycle materials. Since I don’t have talent of stitching I chose na lang the easiest.

I needed to find some easy and cheap craft  when I came across a picture of  “tissue box monsters” on pinterest. That gave me idea that this is what I am looking for.

Of course it was just a picture and no how-to guide so I decided to share how I made mine.

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Materials:

  • Egg carton
  • empty tissue box
  • paint
  • double sided tape (I used the foam style)
  • googly eyes
  • White paper
  • Glue

Instructions:
First you will need to paint your box. I used acrylic paint.
After it dries, cut out jagged teeth with the white paper  ( I chose the empty Krispy Kreme box since we made it after New year’s eve) and glue or tape them inside the box mouth.
Then you need to cut out the egg carton to make the eyes, glue them to the top. I painted mine to look like eyes..

Presenting our Alphabet Eating Monster

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Simple and cheap to make, yet it looks great!

Posted in Fine Motor skills, Finger painting, Learning through play, Our little man, Preschool Activity, School, Sensory skills

A is for Apple painting and stamping

After the awesome writing and counting lesson we also tried to used apple for a more fun filled activity.

I chopped the apple vertically and little A
got started right away – dunking and stamping, dunking and stamping, again and again. Then we used the Q-tips for adding the leaves.

And then he started to draw apple tree, I was so amazed that he was like demonstrating on how to paint apple tree. He was so sure that if we mixed green and red it will be brown color. And that what he used for the trunk, and then he added nest and birds and apples. I was just watching him as he was enjoying the day.

The end result {besides a toddler with multicoloured hands}? A beautiful masterpiece that could be hung and displayed or used to wrap a gift.

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Posted in Learning through play, Our little man, Preschool Activity, School, Uncategorized, Writing skills

Writing and Counting Skills – A is for Apple

We have been doing a lot of math and writing activities over at our house this week!

In connection with little A’s lesson in school we did the A is for apple fun learning activities. In case you’re wondering why I mainly focus with writing simply because writing is not his cup of tea. He always have reasons every time we are doing exercises so as much as possible I wanted to add spice to our lesson.

All the printables are all free to download from 2teachingmommies.

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