Thursday, April 18, 2013

Planting Felt Flowers: A Counting Game

The original felt board that I made for J while I was pregnant with K has taken a beating lately.  Besides, it was too small for both boys to play with together.  So after making a new, and much larger, felt board, I created this adorable little flower set.  It was all cut by hand with no patterns because that's how I roll...

Flowers on the felt board from And Next Comes L

Flowers on the felt board from And Next Comes L

I used the felt scraps that I accumulated from making quiet books before Christmas.  I cut out five flower pot shapes and enough stems and flowers to make 15 flowers.  The entire play set is pictured below.

Pieces of spring felt board play from And Next Comes L

Although the new felt board hasn't been hung up yet, I couldn't resist letting the boys check this activity out.  I set up the felt board as follows:

Invitation to count flowers on the felt board from And Next Comes L

The idea was to sort the flowers so that one pot would have one flower, another pot with two flowers, etc.  J quickly started "planting" some flowers.

Counting flowers on the felt board from And Next Comes L

Counting flowers on the felt board from And Next Comes L

And here's J's finished felt garden.

Flowers on the felt board from And Next Comes L

Adorable, right?

Looking for more felt board play ideas?  You can view all our other activities here, including dinosaur dress upmix and match monsters, and mix and match owls.  Be sure to also follow my felt board play board on Pinterest.

Spring themed counting game for toddlers on the felt board from And Next Comes L

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12 comments:

  1. super adorable!! A felt board has been on my to do for a long time.

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    1. Felt boards are so easy and quick to make. You should give it a try.

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  2. I'm only to your first post and I already love your blog :-). Such a great idea (pinned) and there's so many ways to play with it! How do you cut your flowers so perfectly? I'm for sure your newest follower!

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    1. Thanks!! And my flowers are far from perfect. Just eyeballed the shape and cut. Trimmed petals where needed.

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  3. Wonderful board!!! Your flowers look great!
    What did you cover to create your board?

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    1. My original one used cardboard, but this one uses 3 foam boards duct taped and hot glued together. I am hoping to do a quick post about it soon.

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  4. This is a sweet project! So many skill addressed here - and so much fun! thanks for sharing! Will do the same!

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  5. So lovely. Thanks for linking to Tuesday Tots. I've featured you this week :)

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  6. What beautiful flowers, and such a meaningful activity for the kiddos! Thanks so much for sharing it at Stress-Free Sunday with Fun-A-Day!. Hope to see you there again this week. :)

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