We travel a lot, therefor airplanes became familiar to my son who is very enthusiastic for. Today we decided to travel somewhere in our imagination using clothespin, popsicles sticks and pompoms.
Simple and easy activity (doesn’t need too much preparation) to strengthen his motor skills, enrich his vocabulary and widen his imagination.
We were bored at home, and i wanted to create a last minute simple activity to make him busy. But i didn’t want the fun to end fast. So we started by sorting the colors by naming them and the objects we are using before we create the planes. Very simple way to teach your kid the colors and adding new words to his vocab.
Putting a popsicle stick inside the clothespin might seem easy, but for small hands and tiny muscles it needs fine motricity to pinch the clothespin. With a little help from mommy, here are the wings!
To make it more realistic, stick pompoms on each side of the pretending wings. Sticking is an interesting activity to nady. We kept on sticking and removing the pompoms for a while.
Here are our lovely colorful planes!
Actually Nady enjoyed crafting the planes, but he didn’t want to pretend traveling in them. He was pointing at the sky for real planes. Well i don’t blame him 🙂
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The color festival is still on! Celebrate the spring and pre-easter season with your kids. Develop their fine motor skills, and teach them colors.
My boy is learning the spring season and the yellow color at the nursery. I thought of DIY yellow paper flowers. Why not? It could be the table centerpiece at Easter. Lets have fun!
First we need a vase. Empty cheese jar was an excellent idea. We decorated it with colorful japanese washi tape.
The minute I set down the material on the table, Nady showed an unbelievable excitement.
You will be surprised how much you can do with just papers; Pinwheel daffodil, marigold, daisy, tulip and geranium, for this time.
Follow me step by step on how we do the pinwheel daffodil.
Daisy, tulip and geranium. Click on flowers cut outs for a high resolution file.
Green straws for the stems.
Simply gorgeous! Nady was so happy, contemplating the beauty of the flowers.
So excited, he started to collect the flowers to make a bouquet.
Nady’s reaction to this activity was unexpected. I was extremely happy from his response. Crafting today was extremely beautiful and fun. He grabbed the vase and started to fill it with the flowers.
Busy boy 🙂 So proud of himself.
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Tagged activity, centerpiece, colors, craft, daffodil, daisy, DIY, easter, festive, fine motor skills, flowers, geranium, kids activity, learning colors, marigold, pinwheel, spring, step by step, tulip, vase, way to play, yellow