Last weekend Shaunak kept busy thinking, learning for an hour with an enjoyable alphabets plus fine motor development activity- the Letter Hunt! He did it repeatedly and everyday after that he wants to hunt for the letters! This activity is a combination of alphabets/language learning and fine motor skills development. 

 All you need is: 

1. Magnetic Board 

2. Magnetic Letters 

3. Plastic or metal containers with lids/tins 

To Play: 

1. Pack 3-4 letters in each of the small containers. 

 2. Hide the containers in several corners of your house. 

 3. Keep the magnetic board at one place. 

 4. Ask the child to hunt the tins around the house and stick the letters found onto the magnetic board, one tin at a time. 

 5. Once all the tins are hunted and all the letters stuck onto the magnetic board, the child can then arrange the letters in order. 

Fine motor skills can be practiced with this activity as it requires the child to use the fingers with force to open the tins' lids and also while sticking and arranging the letters. 

Learning Opportunities: 

1. Language Development 

2. Fine motor skills 

3. Literacy Skills 

4. Hand eye co-ordination


Let me know if you like the idea!

Hello peeps!

I and Shaunak together crafted Holi themed flowers to present to his playschool teachers using paper plates and bowls. Painting is one of the best fine motor skills development activities for toddlers. The random colors and strokes by my two year old toddler perfectly suited the Holi theme.

All you need is:

1. Paper plate
2. Paper bowl
3. Various oil based acrylic colors or water colors
4. Embellishments like pom-poms, acrylic stone embellishments
5. Glue
6. Ice cream stick
7. Paper strip

To make:

1. Paint the bowl and plate with colors of your choice.

2. Let them dry for an hour.

3. Cut the plate and bowl to form a flower-like shape, I did this part of the activity.

4. Embellish the flower using pom-poms, acrylic stone embellishments and glue.

5. Paste the ice-cream stick on the back of the plate.

6. Attach a paper strip with glue on one of the petals and write your message.

Shaunak was very excited! As he planned to give them to his playschool teachers, he practiced it number of times and giggled!

Learning Opportunities:

1. Fine motor skills

2. Painting skills

3. Hand eye co-ordination


 Let me know if you like the idea!

Recommended age : 1 year +
(Active supervision is a must during all my activities)

Kneading the dough is a great hands-on activity. Kids like to get their hands messy. You will be surprised at their imagination while they roll the dough.

This activity works for us very well. Shaunak enjoys it. He digs in, cuts, folds and makes stories out of it. He has fun with it for good half to an hour. It is a great sensory activity, to help them feel the rough texture of the flour and show them how it turns into a soft dough after adding water.

Plus you get a quality time to communicate with your child while doing the activity. Believe me, this is one activity which while enjoying you can figure out what's going on in your child's mind!

Let your child's imagination flow as he explores the texture, build and shape the dough.

All you need is:

1. Wheat flour or plain flour
2. A wide sturdy bowl
3. Water

To make:

1. Add a cup of flour to the bowl and ask your child to put his hands into it and let him play with it for a while.

2. Then add a half cup of water and let your child try to make a dough, guide your child to mix both the ingredients.

3. Make a dough by adding more water if required.

4. Let your child play with the dough, making shapes of it. You can even make use of moulds.

Learning Opportunities:

1. Fine  Motor Development
2. Sensory Skills Development
3. Language Development

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