- Gather your materials. You will need 1-4 foam sheets, I am using a sparkle one which you can buy in a single sheet at a craft store. You will also need scissors, glue, a marker, magnetic strips and a fridge or cookie sheet to play with.
- Start by drawing your robot pieces on the back of the sparkly foam sheet. I drew a square, 2 small rectangles, 2 wiggly legs, a large rectangle and a small neck piece that I ended up not using.
- Cut them out.
- Cut out some small foam pieces to make eyes, buttons and other decoration on the robot.
- Glue the foam pieces on. Let dry .
- Flip the robot parts over and add the magnetic strips.
- Create your funny robots! ** Edited to add this picture of my son who loved it, he ripped most of the foam off but created new robots on and off all day. **
- Gather your materials. You will need some fun colored buttons, glue, a pencil or marker, and 2 pieces of construction paper.
- Have your child draw a simple shape or if they are older something more detailed. My son’s love of fish and my lack of talent lead me to choose a fish. You may want to map out your pattern before adding the glue but you don’t have to. I swear I took pictures of these steps, I however must be mistaken because they are no where to be found! )
- Add your glue
- Start adding the buttons! I added more glue as I went along as well.
- Let dry.
- Cut out and glue onto the 2nd piece of construction paper.
- Gather your materials. You will need one yellow and one black piece of construction paper, a white or yellow crayon, glue, sparkly paint and anything else to decorate your moon. We used do a dot art dobbers, and a fun brush for our sparkle paint.
- Have your child draw stars in the night sky. Using the white or yellow crayon color on the black paper.
- While they draw stars draw a classic crescent moon , don’t cut it out yet.
- Time to decorate the moon, we started with the dobbers.
- Then moved to the fun brush and sparkle paint. Let dry.
- Cut the moon out and glue onto your starry sky!
~Phases of the Moon Wheel~
- Gather your materials. You will need a paper plate, some yellow and black paper, scissors, a fine tip marker, glue , and a brad.
- Using the paper plate at the template trace a circle on the black paper. Cut it out.
- Fold the circle in half and cut a section out. This will be your viewing window. Set it aside.
- Using your yellow paper cut out the different phases of the moon, deciding if you will do all the phases waxing and waning .
- Write the phases name on the underside of the plate and glue the moon on, repeat for all the phases you are including. You may want to space this out before writing, to make sure you have enough space on your plate. Let dry.
- Poke a small brad through the center of the black circle with the viewing window and attach it to the center of the paper plate.
- Spin and enjoy!
- Gather your materials. You will need some white paper, permanent markers ( see why it’s not a toddler activity?), used coffee grinds in the filter, and some ribbon.
- Using permanent markers draw a treasure map. I like to use things in my backyard as the “stops” in the map. I have our trees, a basket ball and blocks – you don not have to use real things. However for the activity below using real things will make it easier.
- Taking out most of the coffee grinds rub the outside of the filter all over your map to make it look old and dirty! Let dry. You can also use tea but it takes much longer and we all know how much kids love to wait.
- Randomly rip the edges to make the map look more authentic!
- Roll up and scrunch and secure with a ribbon!
With my toddler we went to the park and hid his new ball. We busted out the map( that I made ) and followed the pictures. We counted to ten, reached up high, found something red and touched our noses! As you can see you have to fit the challenges to the specific child but trust me, everyone will be having so much fun they won’t even notice all the learning they are doing!
- Gather your materials. You will need 2 foam sheets ( construction paper is a fine alternative) , some glue, sequin, glitter , scissors and a pen.
- Draw a big K on one of the foam sheets.
- Cover the K in glue .
- Add sequins ( proud mama side note- he didn’t eat a single sequin! You may notice glue on his lips though..one thing at a time.)
- While your child is doing this step draw and cut out a crown in a contrasting color foam, add some glue to it.
- If you dare, cover it ( and possibly your child and kitchen) in glitter.
- Let everything dry.
- Cut out the K
- Glue the K onto a piece of construction paper and glue the crown on.
The Grand old Duke of York!
The Grand old Duke of York,
he had 10000 men,
he marched them up to the top of the hill,
and he marched them down again!
When they’re up they’re up,
and when they’re down they’re down,
and when they’re only half way up,
they’re neither up nor down !
* I normally sing this one time fast, then slow then super fast !