Saturday, July 21, 2012

DIY Toys - Wrapping paper memory cards

One of my girl's birthday presents came in nice, colorful wrapping paper. It was shame to throw away so I've decided to cut out pictures (images) and make a couple of memory / concentration games of it.

This is how it turned out:

This picture shows 4 sets - I have glued and laminated each of the sets on different color of construction paper for easier managing of sets.

These are really simple to make. This is what you need:
- wrapping paper with colorful pattern
- glue (if you're not laminating) or double side tape (if you decide to laminate)
- laminator(optional) and laminating pouches

You cut out the images, pick two of each image for one memory game set, glue them or tape them on construction paper and laminate of you wish.

We have left one of these sets at home and gave away 3 of them to our day care center.

Note: This post is re-published from 2nd blog which I'm closing down as soon as all interesting bits and pieces are moved here since I don't have time to keep 2 similar blogs updated.

Friday, July 20, 2012

HIGH PAW - Show us your best!

High paw for Toddlers in our lives! :)

Add your posts, articles, etc. about any activities you would like to share with others! It could be about games, activities, toys, books, etc. Only one rule: It has to be age appropriate for toddlers! 

Each week, we'll pick couple of last week's additions to linky and feature it here! We'll also share most (if not all!) with our followers on Facebook and Twitter!

A year ago we played:


Laundry basket pirate boat via Jada Roo Can Do


Desert Island Play Area via Sun Hats & Wellie Bots


Under the sea printable via Shoestring Tightrope




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Best toys for toddlers





Thursday, July 19, 2012

DIY Toys - the Explorer Write and Wipe Activity Book - Part 3


Last part of creating Write and Wipe Activity Book for my toddler's favorite cartoon character Dora the Explorer. I've created some simple mazes and added Dora the Explorer stickers to complete them.

Here are the pictures:




And you can download them here on English.


And we have completed our Dora the Explorer workbox (better said workbag!) and you can check what we've got inside our Dora the Explorer backpack!

Note: This post is re-published from 2nd blog which I'm closing down as soon as all interesting bits and pieces are moved here since I don't have time to keep 2 similar blogs updated.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

DIY Toys - Dora the Explorer Write and Wipe Activity Book - Part 2


Continuing yesterday's post about creating Dora the Explorer Write and Wipe Activity Book... today, more printable worksheets completed with Dora the Explorer stickers.

Here are the pictures (text on pictures is on Croatian but you can find links with same printables on English at the bottom of this post):

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Trace the letter - B for Benny and Connect the dots - cirlce

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Connect the dots - triangle and Trace a number - 1


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How many on the picture? - 5 and Trace the letters - Dora


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Trace the letters - Diego and How many on the picture - 3


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How many on the picture - 4 and Trace a number - 2

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Trace a number - 3 and Connect the dots - heart


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Connect the dots - square and Trace the letters - Boots


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Trace the letters - Benny and Trace a number - 5

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Trace a number - 4 and How many on the picture - 2

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How many on the picture - 1

I still have 4 pockets in my photo album so for Thursday I'm planning to create some mazes. :) Stop by to download them. And here are the links for today's printables:

English

Croatian / Hrvatski

Note: This post is re-published from 2nd blog which I'm closing down as soon as all interesting bits and pieces are moved here since I don't have time to keep 2 similar blogs updated.