Yesterday while digging through her wardrobe for a bathing suit, Gracen discovered the many felt games I sort of hid in the back bottom corner behind her shoes. She came out of her bedroom with big eyes and one of the games in hand and said, ‘Mama, I have a question to tell you… Do you have a felt board here for me???’ I didn’t. It didn’t make sense to pack the board itself overseas, but knowing I could easily get my hands on a frame once in Kuwait, I did bring a big piece of felt and her collection of games. Luckily, I had already picked up our very favourite felt board frame from Ikea a few days earlier, so we were able to have one put together in no time at all.
Today as it poured rain outside, Miss G and I got out some crafting supplies and put together a quick and easy stacking rainbow for her felt board.
Truth be told, while I cut out the rainbow pieces, she did this… Created a “porh-ple porkee-pine” with our felt stack and some pins. Hey, whatever floats your boat, right?
Because you have to be fairly precise with this project, I opted to find a rainbow image online and print it off to use as a pattern, but you could draw your own too. I made sure to pick one that had 7 stripes so that we could include both indigo and violet, and gathered some coordinating felt pieces plus some pins and some very sharp scissors.
I chose to work from the bottom up, so I pinned the pattern down on the violet felt sheet and cut the entire rainbow out.
Before pinning the pattern onto the next felt sheet, I cut off the bottom stripe off of the paper in order to make the next crescent slightly smaller.
I continued these steps until all of the colours had been cut out.
At the end, I cut out a couple of freehand clouds to finish off the edges. Voila – a felt board rainbow game that involves fine motor skill development, size comparisons, colour recognition, and rainbow order.
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