Creating Our Own Story Stage

Last year, I attended this seminar where they taught us to do some learning materials for the children. This is one of it where they got us to create different characters and a stage, so that we can use it to tell different stories based on our own imagination!

And so, after procrastinating it for the longest time, I drew some characters and printed them out!

Proudly brought to you by Milk & Milo: The Circus

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Here’s the rest of the things that I’ve drawn, starting with the letter ‘C’. There’s the circus, Christmas tree, clown, chicken, cow, cat and children (that’s Milkie & Milo)!

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We had fun taking turns telling a made-up story. Little milo did want to try but he ended up just telling me what those characters were although it all sounded the same other than ‘cat’ and ‘cow’. Fyi, he still doesn’t really know how to talk yet. Nonetheless he seems to be enjoying this activity a lot and was laughing all the way when his sister was telling a funny story.

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Here’s the print-out if you want to try too. As for the stage, take a piece of A4 paper, fold it into half, and then on one side, fold it into halves again until you get the lines to make a zigzag.

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Place it against a wall or otherwise use a heavier paper so that the ‘background’ is able to stand on its own.

Have fun!

One of our stories:

In the forest, there was a circus. In the circus, there’s a clown, a cow, a cat and a chicken. One day, the children came to watch the performance. And so the clown, cow, cat and chicken started performing their own show (little milo was definitely enjoying this part when the characters were ‘jumping’ and ‘flying’ around). The children enjoyed themselves and went home after that.

The End.

Match the Words & Pictures

Rise and shine to a bright Sunday with the 2 kiddos awake early in the morning! So the mommy let them do an activity which she had created the 2 nights before while the kids were asleep early – matching the words to the pictures (for little milkie) and vice versa (for little milo).

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Printed the sheets out and cut it before laminating them so that I can reuse it in the future.

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Then I cut some velcro and pasted it behind those laminated pictures and words.

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Gotten a sheet of A3 size paper and it fills up just nice for 10 words! And then we are ready to go!

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Milo was a lot more excited then her sister, grabbing the pictures and words, wanting to paste it on the wall! Nevertheless he did wait for my instructions after I told him to wait for his turn.

So I tore off the words and pictures, messed them up and gotten little milkie to match the words to the pictures. She can’t really recognise the words yet other than ‘cat’ and ‘car’, so I gave her clues through phonics pronounciation.

As for little milo, I pasted the words first before reading it out and getting him to pick up the correct picture. Done it without much help.

Good job kiddos! At least I know you’ve absorbed that little bit for out letter ‘C’!

Printables can be downloaded here.

A Foxy Mailbox

I was reading a storybook about Spot’s birthday (the dog) 3 days ago to little milkie and milo, when we came across a picture of Spot opening the birthday cards sent by his friends. Milkie then asked me what are those things. It was then that I realised that she didn’t know anything about birthday cards or any cards sent by mails. Sadly, nowadays birthday greeting are done through a text via the mobile or Facebook. We did make cards previouly but it was all given out by hand after that.

So I started explaining to her the concept of mailing cards via the mailbox and postman. And then we decided to make one, to put at home for our family. Since the school’s theme this term is on animals, we decided to choose an animal too! A FOX!

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Materials used:

  • 1 tissue box
  • Coloured papers – use heavier paper for the head and tail
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Craft glue
  • 4 blocks of wood (optional)

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Start by wrapping up the tissue box with the colour of your choice, with an opening cut at the top, same hole as where the tissue comes out. If there are plastics around the hole, either cut it away or tuck it underneath with tapes.

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Draw and cut out the tail before pasting it on the box.

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Next prepare the head. Over here, the head was made with a few layers in this sequence:

  1. A square piece from heavier orange paper
  2. 3/4 of a square of white paper
  3. Slightly more than half of orange paper with a quarter circle cut from 2 corners
  4. Cut the corners to make it rounder
  5. Paste the eyes, nose and ears

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Putting everything togethere and here’s what we got! A foxy mailbox for the family. Shall sent a letter to her tonight!