Tuesday, January 22, 2013
SNOW Much Fun! Part 4: Felt Board
Occasionally we take out the felt board and play. There are many activities you can do using felt and it is toddler proof! My daughter loves to see the cause and effect of placing the felt on and off the board. She will also stack the pieces on top of one another until they become too heavy and fall.
I allow her to do this activity independently and sometimes I join in to engage her thoughts and words. For example when I play I might place the correct amount of snowmen next to the number and demonstrate one-to-one correspondence as I count. I may also verbally label and point to the snowman, his nose, eyes, and buttons. I might also try saying, "point to the _______" and choose various items for her to find.
Creating your own felt pieces is as easy as a visit to the craft store and some scissors. One SNOW much fun idea would be cutting out a "create your own" snowman. For this activity you would need white, black, orange, and one other color of felt. Trace and cut three white circles (separately so they can be pieced together). Trace and cut small black circles for eyes and buttons. Trace and cut an orange triangle nose and scarf! TA-DA!! You have an instant make your own felt snowman! This is SNOW much fun!
Looking to create a felt board in your home. Check out this wonderful blog post from "The Busy Budgeting Mama" for some inspiration.