Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Fun With Felt
It's time for another Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family. Today I want to share some felt board fun with you. This is my large felt board. (I'm almost embarrassed to show it. It's gotten kind of shabby). We use this board to play with a lot of our felt, but we also have a smaller one that we use. It' simply a piece of board(not sure actually, something like cork board) that I covered with felt and then stapled to the back. It's very simple to make one.
The felt "works for me" because it's something we pull out occasionally. We don't get our felt out all the time, so when we do it captures the kids' attention. Mainly my two younger ones, but my son who is 9 will still play with some of it. Most of our felt comes from a company called
Story Time Felts, formerly called The Storyteller. I've been very happy with all my purchases from them. However, a lot of the felt I have are pieces I earned from having a home party. That's always nice!
Some of the kids' favorites are these that actually go to a book, but I opted to keep them as separate pieces. Their are about 8 different pages with 8 different activities. On the page with the elephant you can change out the felt window to show different weather and dress the elephant appropriately for the weather. The other one is so cute. The fridge opens and it is filled with food. So are the cupboards. It comes with canisters, a table and a bowl of fruit, too.
Another favorite is this group of felt called " Who Ate The Food?" It goes along with the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
This is our small felt board we use for things like this little Mix N' Match game. We also like to play with other felt favorites like "The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly" and "Thumbkin." The kids frequently use felt that go along with scripture stories for our family night. Be sure to check out Katie's Nesting Spot for some fun felt ideas, too.