Monthly Archives: May 2011

Make a story book !

Story book making – Helps in the following ways.

1. It helps to improve their ability to read.

2. Learning different stories with morals.

3. Progress to activities on comprehension.

4. Allows them to create their own story book by coloring and pasting.

5. Keeps their tiny hands busy in a creative way.

Things required:

1. Stories. Short stories from the web.

2. Relevant pictures with line drawing.

3. Thick A4 sheets. (200 gsm and above)

4. Glue stick

5. Colour pencils or crayons or pastels or water colours.

6. Scissors

To make the story book:

1. Align the story and the picture in a word document. (page layout – landscape, margins 0.5″, Table with 1 row and 2 column.

2. Make a cover page, just with the heading, author name, and a picture relevant to the story.

3. Print out the story in a A4 white /colour sheet (80gsm) and cut out in the margins.

4. Allow the tiny hands to play over the line drawings, using crayons, pastels or paint.

5. Fold the A4 sheet into half and glue the story page to the inside of the sheet.

6. Glue the cover page on the top.

7. Tada!  Your story book is ready.


Make more story books of this kind and keep in the most accessible place of your kid.


WORD a day !

This interesting craft helps me to build up my kid’s vocabulary.

Things required:

1. A4 sheets – 60 plain white sheets / Rules sheets

2. Construction paper – 6 different colours

3. Needle and a white thread

4. Glue

How to do?

Here we go..

1. Cut the 60  A4 white sheets into half to make 120 sheets.

2. 10 sheets from the 120 sheets for each month.

3. Fold the sheets into half and smooth the foldings.

4. Stitch it in the middle of the fold. ( 1. Pierce the needle exactly in the middle of the notebook from inside and bring it out, leaving about 5 cms of thread. 2. Pierce it again at another end and bring it in. 3. Bring the thread across the middle one and pierce it out at the other end. 4. Again bring the thread back inside through the center one. 5. Tie a knot tightly so that the pages wont move. 6. Cut off excess thread. Your notebook is ready)

5. For the cover: Cut the construction paper into halves. It make 12 pieces for 12 notebooks.

6. Glue one of the sides of the construction paper and place the note book over it and stick the first and last pages to the glued construction paper. Smooth the paper and allow it to dry. Now the cover is ready for your notebook.

7. Name it:  Printout the name of the months and cut it with the craft scissors and glue it to the cover. Done!

8. Draw lines inside (if it is unruled) for the date month and year, and  for the word and the explanation.

9. Tip : It will be more interesting if they try to make a sentence out of it. So, leave space for your sentence.



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Introduction to Odd and Even numbers

Odd and Even numbers are introduced using Cards and counters method.

Age group – ( 3.5 to 5 years) For detailed explanation, check the following link:

Cards and counters – Introduction

Things required: 

1. Marbles – 55 pieces

2. Square cards – 10

How to play?

1. Write a number in each square card. ( 1 to 10)

2. Arrange the cards horizontally on the floor with space in between them.

3. Ask the child to arrange the marble in a way there is two in each row.

4. A marble without a pair sits in between the last two marbles. (as shown in the picture)

5. Now what?  To find odd or even.. ask the child about the arrangement. Explain them that a set of marbles are arranged in pairs and others have one left without pair.

6. The marbles with the one last without pair blocks the pathway in between the rows. They are the odd ones.

7. The rest of the numbers where the marbles are unblocked are the even numbers.

8. Done!  Blocked – Odd, Unblocked – Even.

Continue this with working in paper. Draw circles in the place of marbles.


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Clock Worksheets – Index


Introduction to Kindergarten 

Introduction to Clock

Mark the numbers in the clock

Learn the minutes

Draw hands in the clock – easy

Draw hands and tell time – o’ clock

Where are the hands?

Progression to Kindergarten

Draw the hands – Progress

Draw hands with hours and minutes – Progress

Mark numbers and write time – basics

Mark numbers, draw hands and tell time  – Progress

Half past

Quarter past

Quarter to

Telling time – Progress

What is the time? – progress 

Write the time – Progress with hours and minutes– Advanced

What is the time – Progress with hours and minutes


Find the elapsed time with hours – basic

Find the elapsed time with minutes 

Find the elapsed time with hours and minutes – easy

Find the elapsed time with hours and minutes – medium

Find the elapsed time with hours and minutes – hard


What is the time after given minutes? – Random

Find the time after 1 hour

Find the time after 20 minutes

Find the time after given hours – Medium

Find the time after few hours and minutes –   Complex

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Introduction to clock

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Mark the numbers in the clock

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Draw hands in the clock – Easy

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