Apr 8, 2020

Dog's Colorful Day


This felt story can accompany the book by Emma Dodd , a story about a dog who "starts off the day with one black spot on this ear. But it seems that wherever her goes, he runs, rolls and trots right into colors." (Amazon.com)

This felt story facilitates color recognition, memory development, counting and self care, because all the spots are removed once the dog washes and has a bath. 😊

Nov 21, 2019

Matching Mittens Felt Activity

It's getting colder outside...this is a great felt activity to bring to group circle time or small group activities with young children: 

Matching Mittens

Matching activities are a great tool for teaching color, size, shape and design to young children. In addition, matching experiences allow children to participate themselves by bringing a felt piece to the felt board at a circle time or by matching the mittens themselves at a classroom station. With felt, the children can feel the softness of the material, and the fabric is very durable for those little hands. Try making two sizes of mittens with the same colors. This activity can be made to equal the amount of children in a group setting, so that everyone can have one mitten in their hands to bring to a flannel board. It is also helpful to use as a circle time transition .

Songs to sing with this activity: 

Song #1

Thumb in the thumb place
Fingers all together
This is the song we sing
In Mitten weather 

Song #2 (sung to the tune of Row Row Row Your Boat) 

Warm, warm, warm and dry
Mittens feel so nice
So grab a pair in chilly air
Or in the snow and ice.