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.

8 comments:

Michelle said...

This is a good gift idea. I'm thinking for siblings of new babies!! Thanks.

Katie said...

Thanks for the shout out! We love our felt board, we've been using our to learn shapes and colors. Now we're onto more storytime activities. I'll have to check out that company you suggested.

~Sara said...

We love our felt board!

Best Life said...

Very cute ideas. My kids would love this. We have felt books, so they could use those things to play with on the board. Thanks! Lisa~

Cinda Nethercott aka Mom said...

I used to love these as a kid. Love your blog.

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I'm sure this would lend my daughter to hours of entertainment! I'll have to look into creating something for the upcoming future.

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

You have some cute ideas.

The Katies said...

Hi Missy, can we borrow your picture of the Hungry Caterpilla set and post on our upcoming felt board post? We'll link back to your of course!

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