Toddler Activities With Science Tots – All About Anatomy!

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Are you looking for fun and educational toddler activities?

I’m so excited to work with the non-profit Science Tots for this post! The kid and I love art and she’s starting to identify parts of her body (eye, nose, ears, etc.) so I thought this project would be perfect to reinforce what she’s learning. And maybe it would keep her fingers out of my eyes and nose for a little while. I have been on the hunt for some educational toddler activities, and this one was perfect!

Since she’s just 19 months old, I was concerned she wouldn’t stay still long enough for me to trace the the shape of her body on poster board (holy moly this kid never stops moving, she never sits down!) so I thought that it would be a good idea to trace around her teddy bear, just so she gets an idea of what we were trying to accomplish.

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I traced Mr. Taydee Bear on some orange construction paper. (kiddo loves orange)

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I drew in Taydee’s facial features and asked her to point out his eyes, ears, mouth, and nose!

Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

Next, I traced the dog. Little fella is 10 and has little patience for anything but he was a good sport. As to not annoy him too much I tried to work as quickly as possible.Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

It’s obvious that I could have done better, haha!

Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

Quickly, I  sketched in his face. Again, I could have done better. Good thing the dog doesn’t really care.

Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

Next, I lay D down on the poster board and she miraculously stayed still long enough for me to trace around her! I drew in her facial features and as evidenced by this next picture, she judged my artwork harshly. Usually I’m a better artist than this but when dealing with an almost non-existent attention span you gotta toss technique out the window.

Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

I added the ears and handed my daughter a crayon so she could draw her hair or across her face.

Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

She chose to draw wounds on her eyeballs and remain bald.

Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

I taped her art on the wall so she could admire it and color as she saw fit. Look at the wall. LOOK AT IT. (sigh)

Check out this super fun STEAM activity from ScienceTots.org!

Since she was holding Taydee Bear, he made it onto her final poster as well!

This activity was a lot of fun and a bit challenging for both of us, mostly because of her short attention span. I would love to re-visit this project when she gets older. D knows the difference between her head and her hair, her chin and neck, hands, feet, bellybutton, eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth and ears. But she thinks her toes are “piggies” since that’s what I call them, haha!

For more projects and toddler activities, visit ScienceTots’ “Try This At Home” page!

Looking for a gift idea? What about a Superhero Kids Portrait!

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What if you could make your child into a superhero?

If you’re looking for a gift for a great kid in your life, look no further! What about a customized superhero kids portrait of your favorite kiddos? Every kid wants to be a superhero! I know I did. My superhero power would definitely include flight, super strength and the ability to talk to animals. That would make me Wonder Woman. (keep that in mind for the future).

This past holiday season, I wanted to get my in-laws and my parents an amazing and unique gift – I wanted to give them portraits of all the kids in our family but dressed as comic book superheroes! As an artist, ideally I wanted to draw it myself, but as the mother of a rambunctious toddler WHO WILL NOT SIT DOWN EVER WHILE AWAKE, I knew I wouldn’t have the time. I (technically) could draw it myself, but as the comic book style isn’t my strength, it would take a long time for me to get it right. The smart thing to do would be to commission an artist who specializes in that style. So I commissioned my super talented cousin, Sonya Henar to draw our kids portrait! By the way, not only is she a stellar artist, but she’s also a fantastic singer.

Check this out. Isn’t this the coolest thing you’ve ever seen?!

SUPERHERO KIDS PORTRAIT!

Custom Superhero Kids drawing by Sonya Henar
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She even drew the DOG!!! BFFS for life, right?

Here is an example of a group superhero kids portrait of my nephews. Sonya can even draw your whole family if you asked her to!

Custom Superhero Kids drawing by Sonya Henar
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Everyone loved them. Each superhero kid got their own personal picture to frame and put in their room, too! Check out more of Sonya’s work at www.sonyahenar.com and order a commission at her custom artwork site. I’m so proud of her. I like to pretend to think I taught her everything she knows, but I didn’t. That’s all her.