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Fun with One

First time our child holds the colour/pen/pencil, we get so desperate to teach him Number-1. Irrespective of how many number of children we may have, the excitement of making each child write number 1, is always afresh. It is shared with everyone, especially the fellow mothers with same age group children. Mommies are so proud, as if the child has successfully climbed the Mount Maths Everest ✌. And , of course, I was no different. 

One fine day, I gave my naughty munchkin, a paper and a colour and told her to draw 1. Simultaneously, I started setting my grocery. My little one left the paper and colour and wanted to play with grains and pulses. And, I came up with another simple activity. I told her to chose, any 3 grains/ pulses and hence, we got busy in another activity which is as follows. So, this activity interested my cutie a lot. You all can customise the activity as per your child's taste. Such small activities give you a humble calm and happiness in this ever-running mind.

Things required:

  • A plain white paper
  • Three types of grains/ pulses from your kitchen (e. g. Red Rajma, Yellow Chana dal, Orange dal)

  • 10-15 cm long-three paper strips (3 different colours corresponding to the colour of your grains chosen)
  • Fevicol and Fevistik

Learning Objective:
  • Learning about Number 1 in fun-engaging way
  • Knowledge about different colours and different food grains
  • Introduction to big and small
  • A little 'Magic'

1. Collect any three coloured grains or pulses from your kitchen. Let your child collect a teaspoon of them in a bowl/ tray. 

2. Cut three coloured paper strips corresponding to the colours of grains chosen, as shown above. 

3. Allow the child to use fevistik and paste the strips vertically, like number 1. Alternatively, you may also ask the child to draw 1 with three different coloured pens. Let the 1 be curving or dancing, if your child can't draw a proper vertical line.๐Ÿ˜Š

4. Ask her to chose the biggest grain, and start with it. My kiddo chose dusty pink Rajma beans. 

5. Tell her to match the grain's colour with paper strip's colour.

6. Put 6-7 drops of fevicol along the number 1 and allow her to paste the Rajma on them.

6. Now ask her to chose the smaller from the remaining two grains. Ours was orange daal. 
Put fevicol on the paper strip and as its very small in size, let the child put ample amount of daal along the fevicol.

7. Wait for 2-3 minutes and, in between, ask your child- Where is 1 now? Where is it lost? 
Its MAGIC time now. Tap the paper upside down, and all the extra dal will be removed and "Here is the orange 1!" Don't forget to cherish that happily surprised little face!

8. Now, the third one is for your child. Just put the fevicol and let her finish the same. You may carry on with your work as I did. I was done with my groceries till she finished her yellow 1.

9. Final outcome ready to adorn your kids room wall-


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