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Get a large but inexpensive yoga mat that complements the color of your preschooler’s room. You will need a number of skin-tested and non-toxic acrylic paints for this preschool activity as you’re going to put the colors on the little one’s skin. Wipe the yoga mat clean with a dry cloth. Paint the little one’s foot (any) with a color and ask her to print it on the yoga mat. Next, wipe off the color from her foot and paint both her feet with another color. Now, ask her to print both her feet on the mat. Next, you will have to help her print 3 footprints on the mat with a different color, then 4 with another color, and so on, till there isn’t any space left for the prints! Continue counting with your preschooler as she carries out this activity and feel free to sneak in a little color recognition exercise too!
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Mason jar activity
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Cube of physical activities
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Note – You can write the activities on colorful construction papers and tape them to the sides with double sided tape so that you can replace them with new ones as soon as your child is bored with the existing ones, which might happen often!
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Shapes with colorful tapes
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I truly believe that nothing is as effective as hands-on activities and games when it comes to inculcating a love for learning in your tiny tots. What activities or games do you play with your little ones?
Author Bio: Catherine Ross is a full-time stay-at-home-mum who believes learning should be enjoyable for young minds. An erstwhile elementary school teacher, Catherine loves coming up with creative ways through which kids can grasp the seemingly difficult concepts of learning easily. She believes that a ‘fun factor’ can go a long way in enhancing kids’ understanding and blogs at http://kidslearninggames.weebly.com/