When I was a little girl going to Sunday School, they used these felt board with little felt pieces to teach the bible lessons. All the kids got to take turns putting pieces of the story on the board. I used to LOVE that. Then the other day I was reading another blog and she wrote about all the felt her kid plays with. I thought to myself "Self, you can make a felt board for Ellie!" We stopped at the craft store on the way home from storytime (don't I sound all motherly and June Cleaverish again) and got loads of felt and a foam board for $10. After Ellie went down for her nap I got to work. What do you think??
So far I have only done a fall scene since it's that time of year but I have grand plans. I want to do Christmas, Easter, Spring, Summer, 4th of July, and Winter. When I get brave enough I want to try some characters such as Dora and the 3 pigs. I am not crafty though so I am not sure about those. Ellie loved it. She kept saying "they stick!!"
She decided to give it a try. She played with this for 45 minutes. 45 MINUTES! As any mom with a toddler will tell you, that is a long time!
Her pumpkins levitate!
I plan on storing each "story or theme" in a separate marked plastic bag. Aren't I clever?