My Child Eva – Full of life: 2016

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Monday, 28 March 2016

Best out of Waste - Puzzle Ideas for kids

It’s an innovative recycled Jigsaw puzzle for Kids Crafts and Activities to reuse what you already have, rather than purchasing something new. 

We have lots of paper boxes with vivid designs or cartoon character printed on it. We discard it in scrap which is awful for nature. We can utilize kids water bottle/lunch box, toy boxes, biscuit box, cereal box, old calendar, etc. in our jigsaw puzzle crafts. We can explore a recycled puzzle with no any cost just by applying our imagination and creativity.  

Jigsaw puzzle from water bottle box
Here I have used a box of kid’s water bottle for making a jigsaw puzzle.  
Water bottle box
To begin with open the container and take a photo in your mobile or camera, which helps to solve a puzzle. Then cut a container into three pieces which isolates each of the three jugs. Draw a line with pencil which divides an entire picture into small pieces. Then cut all the shapes with scissors to make puzzle pieces as shown below. 
Opened box

Image Pieces
Now give it to your kids to arrange them in a single picture as below. If your kids need help, show them the saved photo in your camera/mobile. 
Jigsaw Puzzle
Your puzzle is ready for fun activities. Its really a very amazing game for kids to arrange them and make a fun with friends and family. You can carry it during traveling or put it in your society club house. You can also give it to poor children as a gift.


Friday, 22 January 2016

Pajama Party Ideas for kids in Preschool

A Pajama party is also known as a sleepover or a slumber party. This type of gathering is most commonly held by children or teenagers, where guests are invited to stay overnight at the home of a friend, sometimes to celebrate birthdays or other special events. Nowadays, this type of party is also celebrated in school. Kids have to come with wearing a special dress like pajama for a Pajama Party in the preschool.

Eva’s school management had also organized the Pajama Party along with a Christmas celebration. Mothers also had an invitation for the party with creative activities. I had also participated with “Object and Shadow Matching” game which I won by participating in a blogging competition organized by Flintobox. Here are a few games and craft ideas for kids in a preschool.

Shadow Matching Game - A fun game of matching objects with their shadows that tickles your child's memory. This game is also played in a group or single. You can arrange these cards open or close depending on the kid’s age group. 
Flintobox's Shadow Game

Shadow Matching Game
Pajama Mismatch - This game is perfectly matched with a Pajama Party. Prepare a few sets of pajama like top and bottom with same color or pattern. Mix all these top and bottoms and give it the to kids for making a matching pair.
Pajama Mismatch
Ball throwing into a basket - This game is also called a judgement game. Kids have to throw a ball into a basket which is placed away from his/her. This game improves children’s hand - eye coordination. 
Ball throwing 
Sorting U-Pins - This sorting game is a one minute game. Take a bowl filling with wheat and put some U-Pins into it and mix well. Now close your kid’s eyes with a hanky and suggest him/her to find U-Pins in a 1 minute. 
Sorting U-pins
Memory game - This game is played in a group. For this game, show few known items to children and tell them to remember its names. Then hide all the stuffs and ask children for speaking loudly one by one. This game is used to test the memory power of kids. 
Memory Game
Tettu Making - Kids love to draw any pictures on face and hands. You can make a tattoo of reindeer, butterfly, flower, Christmas tree, ice cream cone, etc. with water color which can easily remove. You should have to ask kids for any skin infection before making it on his/her face.
Tettu Making
Fun with Paper Folding (Origami) - Paper folding game is full of fun for passing the time during the party. Origami is great for fine tuning motor skills. This activity requires an individual to use their hands, both hands to fold the paper in order to make a creative picture. Sequencing is also important to learn.
Origami
Learn Creativity with Nail Art - Girls love to paint their nails with different colors. Nail art is a combination of color art and creativity. It's a nice activity for girls to pass the time with fun during the pajama party. Nail art can also combine with a game like spin the nail paint bottle.
Nail art 
Nail art game

Color craft - Coloring is a best way for children to express themselves. Color craft helps children to understand the different shades of colors, the makeup of colors, and the mixing of colors. It is important for children to develop proper grip and control over a crayon.
Color Craft
Finger cap(Finger puppet) Crafts - It is a fun craft projects and finger puppets transform children into a storyteller. Through this game, Kids learn cooperation and acceptance of others ideas and wishes. It helps to build social skills like kids learn to hear each other and take turns. Finger puppet helps children distinguish between fantasy and reality.
finger caps
Food for the Party - Food, in the end, in our own tradition/party, is something holy. Pajama party food should be yummy and healthy for kids and again it should be light as well as digestive during night. There are so many delicious dishes which are perfect for the party.
Pajama Party Food



Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Diwali Scrapbooking Ideas For Kids

Diwali is a five day Hindu festival with full of lights, decoration, colors, fireworks and desserts. We celebrate Diwali with our family by doing various activities like cooking, decorating, shopping and crafting. 

Since kids have a Diwali vacation, many parents try to engage their kids in plenty of meaningful and fun learning activities. It's a great opportunity to record all such memories and prepare one wonderful Diwali scrapbook along with your kids.

This Diwali, my little princess Eva also had to submit the Diwali scrapbook to her school, as a part of homework during the vacation. Scrapbook should be including a few of activities she did during the vacation. Here are some of the thoughts we apply for preparing a Diwali scrapbook.

Diwali Scrapbook Cover Page
We decorated the cover page of the scrapbook like main door of the home. We made a design of the door with a light yellow paper and stick it with glue on a page. We put Eva’s small picture inside a door. Above the door area is decorated with a colorful toran and outside is decorated with diyas. I drew some symbols of God like Swastik and Labh - Shubh on a door.
Scrapbook Coverpage
Learn Shapes with Rangoli for Kids
I drew one Rangoli design with few shapes and Eva made it decorative with crayon colors. Through this Rangoli design Eva got a second chance of remembering shapes which already she learned during shape sessions in her school. I drew Rangoli outside of our door and she made it colorful with charoli colors which is specially used for Diwali Rangoli.
Shape Rangoli
Diwali Rangoli
Decorate Diyas and Stands
I gave clay diyas and acrylic colors to Eva and suggest her to make it colorful. I stuck few sequins to give them an attractive look. I made Diya stands from waste paper and cds and decorate them with acrylic colors, beads and sequins. 
Diwali card
We made a Diwali card with an attractive cover page. I drew one Diya on white drawing paper and gave it to Eva for coloring. Then she wrote "Happy Diwali", put Diwali fire crackers and made one swastika with sequins inside of the card.
Diwali Card 
Activities during Diwali Vacation
Eva enjoyed a Diwali vacation with a lot of activities. She made a Rangoli with her colorful bangles, necklace, anklet, stones and flower. She also made a flower design using colorful beads and strings. 

The most memorable day for her was this Diwali since it was her birthday as well. We celebrated her birthday with Diwali diyas and lentils for decoration. 

We went to our native and there she enjoyed more with her little cousin brother and played together with a gadi (cycle toy) which we used to play in our childhood.
Kids Activities
Diwali craft with firecrackers
I cut few rocket shapes from white paper and Eva colored it to decorate the scrapbook. I drew one flower spot and Eva glued thread on it. I helped her to make a Diwali Chakri with button and sparkles. Eva made the page attractive with colorful sparkles and sequins. 
Diwali Crafts
Donating to the Needy
Eva has three piggy banks and she divides all collected money in three parts. Money is mainly which she has received from us and relatives as blessings on various occasions. Every year we open the piggy banks on Children’s Day and go to nearby areas to donate the needy children. Thus we celebrate the Children’s Day with poor kids and gave them a few moments of happiness. Eva also gets a chance of sharing things with others.
Piggy Banks
Diwali scrapbook page can also have few quotes like :
  • The Diwali Night Is Full of Lights
  • The Festival of Light Is Full of Delight
  • You Double the Charm of My Diwali Night
  • Fill Your Life With the Colors and Lights of Happiness
  • On this auspicious festival of lights, may the glow of joy, prosperity and happiness illuminate your life and your home. Wishing you a Happy Diwali.