Friday, January 20, 2012

Animal Racing

we are trying very hard to move Aarav away from just cars ( that's all he wants to play with these days).
So we set up the Animal racing track (loosely based on cheetah racer on So the idea was to race all the farm animals and wild animals and see what happens, play and some teaching packed into one. Of course that did not work out too well, as you see the farm animal only came to see the racing and so did the construction trucks.
We did however manage to do some Animal footprints and talk about that for some time. I tried to explain a bit about the Dinosaurs, which turned out to be little more tricky then expected.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Paper roll snowflake

 Aarav has a snowflake theme at preschool and he is very excited to learn about them.  We made these cute snowflakes from toilet paper roll.

Toilet paper roll
washable paint

Cut the Toilet paper few inches apart and leave the ends attached.
Spread out the paper rolls and let your kids paint.

 Two of his favorite book this winter are  All you need for a  Snowman by Alice Schertle and Perfect soup by Lisa Moser.
 We finished our craft with hot cocoa and his favorite books, hope you enjoy these finds too.

Happy Reading .

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

  Happy New Year

We welcomes the new year with this colorful wreath. Very good use of all the color prints we got in the mail, Aarav had a great time using the stapler for the first time.

Paper strips
Red paper plate
Pipe cleaner

Cut paper strips to small rectangles and staples the two ends like flower petals
Glue the petals in the pattern you like and stick them to the paper plate
Make a small hole and make a hanger with the pipe cleaner

Some random pictures of Aarav enjoying the snow from the comfort of home. he just loves to play with the gel stickers ,we are getting ready for Valentines Day already.