Learning with a Newspaper – Engaging Activities and Games

Learning with a Newspaper – Engaging Activities and Games

Reading the newspaper has huge benefits. Children can discover a whole new world through newspapers, new words, new phrases, new ideas, and even new faces!  But do you use the newspaper for reading and learning? Even just a few pages from the newspaper can be turned into lots of learning activities. Sit down with your child, grab a pair of scissors, and get learning with a newspaper! Here are a few terrific activities that use the newspaper…

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5 Brilliant Activities to Get Kids Thrilled about the Solar Eclipse

5 Brilliant Activities to Get Kids Thrilled about the Solar Eclipse

Photo by Jongsun Lee on Unsplash An annular solar eclipse is now in progress on June 21, 2020. A Solar eclipse is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth.  Are your kids thrilled about this historic eclipse? Solar eclipses are the perfect time to learn about the sun, the moon, the earth, and the paths they take as they orbit around each other. Here are 5 brilliant activities that combine creativity…

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Activities for Little Eco-Warriors – Make kids ecologically aware

Activities for Little Eco-Warriors – Make kids ecologically aware

Making your children aware of the significance of preserving the environment will help them learn about real-world issues, to appreciate nature and to use natural resources carefully. Teach them about environmental issues with these simple DIY activities and do your bit for the environment. Birdhouse Having birds in our garden is beneficial. Many birds are natural pest controls; they eat insects like moths, bugs,  caterpillars, etc. Plus, we get to hear the sound of happy birds…

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Cat got your tongue? Tricky Tongue Twisters to get your Tongue in Tangles

Cat got your tongue? Tricky Tongue Twisters to get your Tongue in Tangles

Tongue twisters are a great way to get tongues curling and knotting and, of course, raising laughs. Cambridge Dictionary defines it as “a sentence or phrase that is intended to be difficult to say, especially when repeated quickly and often”. It is said that the world-famous Peter Piper tongue twister first appeared in print sometime in 1813, in a book called “Peter Piper’s Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation”.(Wow! That itself is a tongue twister). Tongue Twisters have so many benefits… Tongue…

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Make it – STEM DIY – Robotic Hand       

Make it – STEM DIY – Robotic Hand       

Wouldn’t it be cool to build a robotic hand that could grasp your toy? Do you want to build a working hand that will demonstrate how a real robot hand might work? Follow this Robotics Engineering DIY to make a remarkably lifelike and useful robot hand using materials available at home. Bend it and Move it – Robotic Hand What you’ll need: Tape Scissors Cardboard paper or cardstock paper Drinking straws – Standard size Drinking…

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Recycle Bits of Paper – Make Handmade Paper at home

Recycle Bits of Paper – Make Handmade Paper at home

Look around you? What is the one material that you find a lot of? Probably number 1 in waste. Plastic? Nope. It’s paper!! All those posters, notebooks, newspapers, boxes, books, tissue papers, craft papers – Paper is all around you! Recycling Paper Have you ever wondered if paper is recyclable? Yes. Paper can be recycled and is usually made from waste/used paper and wood pulp. Most kinds of paper can be recycled, however, some types…

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Stay Home – Bring the forest indoors with these 10 enchanting ideas

Stay Home – Bring the forest indoors with these 10 enchanting ideas

Lockdown is in place and we are all stuck indoors. While we would have taken off on a holiday, this summer we can only dream forests, mountains, beaches, and other holiday destinations. The saving grace of social distancing lies in the activities that keep families busy and doing things together. Yes, we may not be able to travel outdoors to the forests or mountains or beaches. But you can get the greens inside! Turn your living…

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Play! – A-B-C Stretching

Play! – A-B-C Stretching

Source: http://rocbo.lautre.net/typo/Lubalin_Herb/Alphabets.htm Play A-B-C Stretching – A fun game for complete timepass! This is a kinesthetic way of learning and helps children work on their gross motor skills. It’s really simple. Children work together to form letters with their bodies! Single kids can do it too – all they need is a prop to make up the alphabets. There are no hard and fast rules. With a little bit of teamwork and imagination, most of…

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Frame those blooms – Pressed Flower Art

Frame those blooms – Pressed Flower Art

It’s spring! And with Spring come the flowers. Why not preserve the beauty of those flowers and use them in art? Pressed flowers preserve one of nature’s most beautiful gifts. Flower pressing is one of those classic childhood crafts that are enjoyable and help get us work with natural elements. This offers children an opportunity to observe flowers (or any of the things in nature) and learn to value them. Collect as many seed heads,…

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Giddyap – Make a Walking Paper Horse

Giddyap – Make a Walking Paper Horse

If you are wondering if we can really make a paper horse walk on its own, yes, you heard me right. We can make a horse out of paper that walks on its own down a slope. I bumped into this video and decided that this is one DIY that should not be missed! And I am sure you will enjoy this project. Make a Walking Paper Horse What you’ll need: Card paper Ruler Scissors…

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