Creating felt board stories are a great way for your little one to learn. I find that my wiggly child thrives in learning when I let her participate in touching and helping with different activities. I can keep her attention longer, by creating fun activities she can participate in. Felt stories are an excellent resource that little ones can touch and play with safely. Having your child help with stories, poems, or songs will help them remember it quicker. Fun visual aids will keep their attention and make the activity fun.
You do not need to run out and spend lots of money on an expensive felt board. It is simple to create your own. I simple used a piece or thick cardboard from a box, and covered it with some black felt I purchased at my local fabric store. Most fabric stores carry felt by the yard, so you can make your board as small or large as you want. The price of the felt was very reasonable, so it didn't take much time or money to create a great tool for my homeschool. Here are a few felt board activities we do at home. They were simple to cut and create.
Five Little Ice Cream Cones
(Tune of 5 Little Ducks)
Five little ice cream cones standing in a row
Each with a scoop and an ice cream cone
Out came the sun and it shown all day
and one little ice cream cone melted away.
With each verse you count down till there are no more ice cream cones.
Apple Tree Poem
Way up high in the apple tree (stretch arm up high)
Five little Apples smiled at me (hold up 5 fingers)
I shook that tree as hard as I could (make a shaking motion)
Down came an apple, (make a downward motion)
Mmmm—it was good! (smile and rub stomach)
Repeat; count down till all the apple are gone.
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