Toddlers

Kites – Toddler Tales Day 11

Staying locked up inside we now value the freedom a lot more than before. What about our little kids they don’t know what it feels like. The freedom to walk on roads, freedom to choose, freedom to meet friends, freedom to make friends, freedom to express, freedom to do whatever we like, freedom to see nature up close, freedom to be myself and much more will be lost forever and our toddlers will have to be more responsible than we’re.

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Bikaner Foundation day or Sthapana Diwas is quite famous for kite flying so Bikaner being our home town we did a few activities around kites in April. Kites are like freedom with a sense of security and support in the form of thread. Many stories convey a very strong message that like kites we can fly higher and reach new heights. While some people think that the thread is to stop us to reach our maximum potential but in reality the thread is the support of our family and friends which helps us stay strong during good and bad times.

Indoor Kites

Steps to prepare

  • Draw a kite on an A4 sheet or chart paper
  • Color it using crayons, poster color or sketch with your toddler
  • After coloring, ensure you have thick border for the kite then cut the kite at the borders
  • Use some stickers, glitters or ribbons to decorate the kite
  • Now the kite is ready let your toddler fly it by throwing it high in sky
  • Tip: make small size kites of 10 – 15 cms they look cute and are easy to play with for toddlers
Indoor kites

Kite Bobble Frames

Steps to prepare

  • On a sheet of paper make a sky background using crayons, water color, colored paper. we used bubble sheet and watercolors to get this kind of background
  • Prepare one or two indoor kites of size not more than 10 cms
  • Take two strips of 20cm and paste them perpendicularly one on top of another. Now start folding the strips at the edge to make a crease. Fold the other strip to make the crease. Repeat this alternately to create an accordion fold. At the end of strips paste with glue. Technique from Artycraftykids.
  • Glue one end to the sky background. Paste the kite on another. The kite bobble is ready.

Kite Straw Puppet

Steps to prepare

  • Make a small indoor kite of 12- 15 cms
  • Stick the kite to straw using a half-inch or bigger tape.
  • To stick the kite to straw hold the straw in place on the back of the kite
  • Take a tape and start placing it such that it holds stars and kite 50 – 50
  • Alternate method is take a straw and a sheet of 10x10cm paper. Roll the paper around straw gently to make a paper tube
  • Glue the end of the paper sheet tightly. Afterwards glue one end of the tube to close it
  • Stick the closed end to back of the kite using glue. Keep the open end towards tail of the kite
  • This technique can be used to create any straw puppets – insects, flowers, planes etc

Kite Swooshers

Steps to prepare

  • Make a small indoor kite of 12- 15 cms
  • Take a straw and a sheet of 10x10cm paper. Roll the paper around straw gently to make a paper tube
  • Glue the edge of the paper sheet very lightly so that the paper tube can easily come off the straw. Tip: try to move with fingers before you glue it to check smooth movement
  • Take out the tube and glue one end to close it
  • Stick the closed end to back of the kite using glue. Tip: Keep the open end towards tail of the kite
  • Now place the tube on straw and blow from other end of the straw. This will make the kite swoosh in the air.

Mom tip : Make all above activities with any thing you like. Insects, flowers, cartoons, shapes, vegetables. This makes learning easy and fun.

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King pretend play

Pretend play is a wonderful way to teach new words and about the world. Today we choose to be king and the servant. No points for guessing who is the servant. Well, as parents we do everything to keep our little ones happy so why not explain them about being the king and its privileges. Along with it let them handle some simple house problems like scattered toys, missing monkeys etc. I will share more on pretend play in coming days soon.

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