Wednesday, September 19, 2018

4 in a Row! {Printable Game}

Here are two fun games that are excellent for addition & subtraction practice!

4 in a Row: 
Roll Dice and the sum of the two numbers determines what number to cover. First player to get 4 numbers covered in a row wins!

3 in a Row:
Roll the dice and the sum of the two numbers determines the starting number. Spin the spinner and get the final number to be covered. First player to get 3 in a row wins!

You need:
  1. Print out of game: (Click here for PDF!)
  2. Coloured paper cut to fit the squares (each player gets one color)
  3. For 3 in a row: toothpick/straw to be used as a spinner

Practice Counting with Printable Board Games: 4 in a Row! by Practical Mom

Monday, December 18, 2017


This game was born from my attempts to teach the Hindi alphabet! I taught him a bunch of them and before he got bored with all the coloring, I put sticky notes with letters written on them all over the house. everywhere! 

And handed him a sheet of little drawings. He excitedly looked for the ‘letter’ and posted it over the correct object. For e.g f for fish.

So here’s a little 2 part printable for all your little kindergarteners who have started learning four letter, i.e. the BIG words! 

Click for printable pdf:


  • Copy the words from page 2 onto sticky notes {Alternatively, you could cut out words directly from the sheet} and paste them all over the house. Over the glass windows, behind the couch if your kid gets frustrated easily and under the bed, on the top shelf if your kid loves to burn off energy! 
  • Your enthusiastic kiddo will need to hunt for the words, and re-paste/place it correctly on the respective picture on the sheet! Give him/her the page 1 and say “go!”

THE STICKY NOTE WORD HUNT, Printable Game by Practical Mom

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

DIY Ninjago Cake

My cake decorating skills improve every year my son turns older! Happy 6th Birthday my little Airjitzu!

Recipes, fondant tutorials etc: Click here!

DIY Ninjago Cake by Practical Mom

Our previous DIY cakes:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Crayon Costume from "The Day the Crayons Quit!"

I didn’t really think we needed costumes this year since we shifted to a school that doesn’t celebrate halloween. BUT I noticed the notice in our apartment building on 31st morning and sprang into action! The building encourages trick or treating!

and while I would've LOVED to do a Stranger Things {season is even better than season 1!}, a demo-dog or the 80’s look is impossible to manage in two hours notice. Hence a crayon! all you need is a paper in your kid's favorite color. Do check out our last few attempts too!

Halloween Crayon Costume from The Day the Crayons Quit!: By Practical Mom
Let’s pretend that the correct way to spell it ;)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Video: The Geography of Chile!

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VIDEO: The Geography of Chile by Practical Mom

Here’s a little video on what we’ve been upto the last two years in Chile, No wonder geography is one of my kid’s favourite subject!

EL TATIO GEYSERS, a sunrise spectacle of erupting water, steam and hot volcanic mud, stone and sand formations at the MOON VALLEY (where a prototype for a Mars rover was tested there by scientists because of the valley's dry and forbidding terrains!), LAKE CHAXA FLAMINGOES in the midst of rough lifeless crystals of the Salt Flats of SALAR DE ATACAMA, huddling up in the cold around telescopes to stargaze in the clearest skies at night. Lakes, Lagoons & Volcanoes, adobe huts & Llama meat.

These are apart from the road trips to the ANDIES, the PATAGONIAN RAINFORESTS, VOLCANOES, hot springs & hot tubs in south of chile.  

Kids Science & Geography: Videos & Interactive Pages

There is a page in the end of every Usborne Encyclopaedia for beginners which directs us to their website for further links. and after two years of reading these books to my kid, I finally typed in the url and voila! Just like that I had access to a wealth of video & interactive pages resource! 

and they’re wonderful!

From finding your weight & age on different planets, dressing up an Antarctic scientist, true and false games & more. Here are some of the interesting links from BBC Earth, NASA, The Magic School Bus, National Geographic etc that can be used for 5-12 year olds

Kids Science & Geography Video & Game Links