Apr 7, 2017

Spring Flower Felt Board Activities

To the Tune of Farmer in the Dell 

Springtime is finally here, oh springtime is finally here
Flowers come this time of year
Springtime is finally here. 
Springtime is finally here.
Springtime is finally here, oh springtime is finally here
The bees are buzzing, can you hear
Springtime is finally here. 

Use these Flower Felts for Transitioning out of Circle Time

Other felt board activities, such as matching or sequencing, work particularly well with transitions and of course language development. In larger groups, in order to allow every child an opportunity to visit the felt board, you could ask children to bring pieces to the board, and then ask children to remove the pieces. In the flower example, 9 children bring a flower to the board to place in the right sequence, and 9 children remove one flower. But, with smaller groups, the children could simply take the pieces off. For example, "Jenny, could you please come to the board and find me the biggest purple flower?". When Jenny successfully completes this request, the teacher can ask the group, "Is she right? Let's give her a clap. Hooray!" Followed by, "Jenny you can go and wash your hands". The amount of time this takes with each child, will allow for a gradual transition.

Matching and Sequencing Flowers

Preschool children can learn basic math concepts with these visual felt flowers. In this activity, children can be provided a flower to bring to the felt board. This hands on activity works well for circle time management. When the children bring the flower to the board, they can find which color it matches as well as the order of size. The Educator will then promote language development by emphasizing the words bigger and biggest, smaller and smallest, while asking children to repeat the words together. 

Online Early Childhood Workshops with Circle of Ideas

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