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DIY crab apple snack for kids


DIY crab apple snack for kids

Apples and crabs are Nady’s most liked when it comes to fruits or shower. What a combo to wow Nady! He was really fascinated with this fun snack. Is this real?

DIY crab apple snack for kids

Very easy and simple to do. You only need a red apple to create this cool crab:

DIY crab apple snack for kids

Cut two sides of the apple half centimeter from the center. Slice one side in 8 wedges to create the legs. Cut the two sides of the center, disregarding the seeds.

DIY crab apple snack for kids

Put them on top of each other to cut symmetrical triangles to create the claws. Then place the other half we cut in the beginning to make the body.

With edible paint make the eyes to look more realistic. If you don’t have paint, simple use the seeds!

DIY crab apple snack for kids

Such a cute and delicious crab fruit!

DIY crab apple snack for kids

I bet your kids will have a big smile on their little faces when they get such snack! Bon appetit mon amour 🙂

I bet your kids will have a big smile on their little faces when they

clothespin airplanes – kids crafts


clothpins airplanes

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.

clothespin airplanes

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.

clothespin airplanes

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!

clothespin airplanes

clothespin airplanes

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.

clothespin airplanes

Here are our lovely colorful planes!

clothespin airplanes

clothespin airplanes

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 🙂

 

 

DIY food art – kids under the sea breakfast


kids under the sea breakfast

Food art is so fascinating for kids as for adults. I will never mind to get such plate as breakfast in bed. I find it amusing too 🙂

Anyone can make this cute breakfast (could be a snack as well). Very simple and easy. You will need:

  • thin slices of cucumber cut lengthwise for the stems
  • 2 carrots slices to make the fish
  • handful cereal breakfast for the sea
  • small raisins for the water bubbles
  • one big raisin cut in 4 for the turtle hands and legs
  • one medium raisin for the turtle head
  • one kiwi slice for the turtle body
  • edible paint for the turtle and fish eyes (optional)

kids under the sea breakfast

It’s great to get your kid eat healthy food and have fun in the same time. When nady saw the plate he started waving his hands like a fish and singing. The turtle really grabbed his attention too! Amazed by his beautiful breakfast, he was hesitating whether to contemplate, play or start digging in!

kids under the sea breakfast

kids under the sea breakfast

Well he decided to polish off his delicious under the sea breakfast!

kids under the sea breakfast

Never mind if your kid didn’t like the taste of kiwi, It’s one of my many attempts to offer this fruit to him but he doesn’t like it so far! But i will keep on trying…

Try these edible cool arts for your kids and give them a reason to always be happy and enjoy food.

kids under the sea breakfast

Whatever you are doing, always add fun to you and your loved ones life! Happy day to all and lots of love and smiles x

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straws sculpture – fine motor activity


straws statue- fine motor activity

This Fun play was totally inspired by my son. Since he was a baby he shows interest in straws, he likes to pull it out of my drink, then put it back. Every time we are in a restaurant we order extra straws for him to play so i can save my drink 🙂

To encourage his interest and his motor skills, i got a bunch of colored straws (to add more fun to the play) to play with.

straws statue- fine motor activity

He got so excited when he saw the quantity!

straws statue- fine motor activity

But this time we are not inserting the straws in a cup, we are poking them in a homemade playdough. Click here for the safe homemade playdough recipe that i posted earlier.

straws statue- fine motor activity

straws statue- fine motor activity

He started by sticking the straws one by one. The sculpture started to shape out.

straws sculpture - fine motor activity

He had a good time building and rebuilding the sculptures. Every time i think it’s over, he removes the straws and starts again!

straws sculpture - fine motor activity

straws sculpture - fine motor activity

Constructive play begins in middle to late toddlerhood, when the child becomes motivated to combine and arrange objects to construct something new. At this age there is no rules for the play, you can show your kid how to play, but he always has his own way. Conventional toys are very interesting, but kids like to use items in the house to discover the environment around them. You see kids playing with tupperwares, lids, spoons… Sometimes simple things at home can be instructive and entertaining. With these simple straws we played for more than an hour and he was extremely happy and entertained!

straws sculpture - fine motor activity

straws sculpture - fine motor activity

And here is Nady’s beautiful straws sculpture. Isn’t it beautiful?

straws sculpture - fine motor activity

spring/easter crafting – wooden spoon puppet – DIY – step by step


aspring/easter crafts - wooden spoon puppet

Wooden spoons are not just for mommy to use in the kitchen, kids can create cute characters such as Easter rabbit or chick and spring lady bug to go with the flowers we crafted before.

A very easy bricolage and a lot of fun. If your kid is under 3 years, paint the spoons yourself and let it dry before starting to play together. I recommend acrylic paint but don’t mix it with water for more vibrant colors.

Small details to stick with your kids such as pompom, wiggling eyes, feather…. are more instructional then you think. Learning the shapes, names, colors and you can extend the fun by telling stories about Easter and spring.

Lady bug:

lady bug

 

Nady was so much interested and fascinated with the lady bug antennas.

easter/spring craft -wooden spoon characters

Chick:

Adjusting the comb

chick1

… and the beak

beac

chick 3Eh voila chick (le poussin)!

Rabbit:

N and rabbit Fixing the ears and nose

rabbitThe three all together! they look so cute

easter/spring craft -wooden spoon characters

After playing with the spoons puppet, it’s time to add them to our precious flower vase.

easter/spring craft -wooden spoon characters

easter/spring craft -wooden spoon characters

It was such a joy for him. He kept playing and contemplating their fascinating colors for an hour

easter/spring craft -wooden spoon charactersWe love the spring season and can’t wait for Easter!

easter/spring craft -wooden spoon characters