Welcome to my Spring Series called “Bringing Spring into your Homeschool”. Today’s post is by Rachel Margallian about a fun flower study using felt flowers. Check out her bio below and enjoy reading! Also make sure to check out other posts in this series and guest author bios by clicking on “Bringing Spring into your Homeschool” under Blog in the menu.
Felt Flowers Quiet Activity
Written by Rachel Margallian | May 14, 2018
Hi , I Am Rachel, I grew up in the French Alps, studied and taught music, traveled around a bit and taught in some schools and orphanages in Africa and Ukraine . I settled down in Italy in beautiful Tuscany, with my awesome Italian husband. We have 3 wonderful kids and I am homeschooling them, my boys are 9 and 8 and my girl is turning 5 soon. I want to give my kids a love for learning and a strong foundation in God’s word. One year ago I started a blog, “Je joue,tu joues, nous apprenons” (In English ” I play, you play , we learn”) to share with other moms educative material that I created for my kids, like readers, grammar and Math games and activities in French and English. My favorite teaching approach is games and stories. I also want to share my experiences with other moms in the hope that it can be an encouragement to them as well as to provide them with resources that can be a blessing. My guest post will be about trading the worksheets for Math games that you can play outside in the spring sunshine. these ideas of games can be adapted to different levels and topics as you follow your curriculum or planned lessons. online and on the show!
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You create them, feel them, you transform them and invent some new species…
Hours of fun for little fingers who like to manipulate and have an artistic touch.
As a quiet activity or as a fun bounding time with mommy.
Felt is one of my favorite material to use for creating educative activities for little ones.
I like to manipulate it when I make the game, it’s soft, warm, easy to cut and work with, and doesn’t need much sawing. The result is beautiful without having to spend hours of work on it.
For kids it’s ideal to stimulate their 5 senses, we have the visual colors and shapes, the texture to feel and they can manipulate it over and over again developing their fine motor skills.
I’ll write soon a blog post about some more Ideas of Felt quiet activities, but today I want to share with you the pattern and picture cards for you to be able to create easily this Felt Flower activity.
My little girl liked this creating flowers so much that I also made some kits for her cousins for their birthdays and they were delighted.
Once the child is finished creating a few flowers, the activity is easy to put away, and to store on the activity shelf.
Kids can follow the picture cards , and then invent new types of flowers.
In the PDF file that you can download for free you will find 12 cards and one page of pattern to help you cut the felt shapes .
Art and fine motor skills
What you will need :
- One sheet of red felt, one of yellow, one of purple, and 2 of green.
- Cardstock paper or normal paper and a laminator.
- A hole puncher and a little ring .
- Print , cut and laminate the pages 2 to 7.
- Make a hole in the corner to be able to put a little ring to hold the cards together
- Print the pattern of page 8 to help you cut out the shapes in the felt. Keep one sheet of green for the background (it can ben a different green that the leaves)
- Find a nice little box or pouch to put the activity inside.
Download the Felt Flower activity here :
Be on the lookout for the next quiet felt activity about insects that I will post soon on my blog: je joue,tu joues,nous apprenons (I play you play, we lean) , or subscribe to my blog to receive a notice when it is ready in English!
My little girl likes to mix the two activities also to add life to her imaginary garden!
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What other activities do you use to enhance your child’s learning about nature? Share in the comments below!