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Felt Board Table: The Fall Collection

 

 

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I tested out my felt board table during this year’s summer reading program. It was a huge hit! Children of all ages, and most of their grownups, loved playing with the variety of pieces. So, I decided to create a fall table. I created four leafy trees and two bare tree trunks. I made sets of 10 fruits that grow on trees: red apples, oranges, green pears, and purple plums. I also cut out yellow birch, red maple, orange oak, and brown hickory leaves to add to the bare tree trunks. Children can practice counting and color identification. I’ll also leave out some people and modes of transportation to allow creative play and storytelling.

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This time, after getting a little help from my Flannel Friday Friends, I pre-washed the felt to preshrink it and then sprayed it with Scotch Guard. I’ll report back to let you know how it holds up. Hopefully I’ll be able to use it again this time next year.

UPDATE: The Scotch Guard works amazingly! I washed it and it looks brand new. I’ll be able to reuse for sure! I also added Thanksgiving dinner plates with all the fixings by multiple requests:

Thanksgiving Dinner Felt

For more flannel ideas, check out my friend Ms. Kelly at the Library. She’s hosting this week’s blog hop. To find out more about Flannel Friday, check out the website, the Pinterest board, and the Facebook Group.

10 comments on “Felt Board Table: The Fall Collection

  1. Amanda Franky Noblit
    September 11, 2014

    Great idea! How did you attach the felt to the table?

    • mrsshaia
      September 11, 2014

      A few Velcro tabs and the felt stays in place. I added rubber bands around the legs to hold the felt, too, but it’s not really necessary.

  2. Lois Burgess
    September 21, 2014

    Hi Lisa,

    On a totally different topic, I am looking for help in finding interactive stories involving props (or not!) that could be shared with children ages preschool through junior high. Here are the specifics I posted on Flannel Friday’s facebook page:

    Our Friends of the Hantsport Public Library are sponsoring our 4th annual ghost writing contest for children and adults. On the 17th of October the winners will get to read their winning stories at our local community centre building, an historic 1860s home, Churchill House. The winning entries receive a $30.00 cash price & a treat!

    Last year, we did an interactive reading of the book, The Witch’s Hat by Tony Johnston. Thanks Angela Reynolds for the suggestion and the books! It was a lot of fun!

    This year I am looking for some other suggestions. We would like to do a reading of an interactive book again as well as any other ideas you might have. We only have about a 1/2 hour and don’t want it to be too time consuming or complicated. Also, the children’s ages range from preschoolers to high school.

    If you have any ideas, Lisa it would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Happy 1st day of fall 🙂

    Thanks,

    Lois

    • mrsshaia
      September 21, 2014

      Hey Lois! A few titles come to mind: I Need My Monster by Noll, Room on the Broom or Gruffalo by Donaldson, Miss Smith’s Haunted Library by Garland. I’ve never used props with any but I’m sure you could! 🙂 Hope this helps. I’ve used them all with all ages and they are crowd pleasers.

    • I always like the Little Red House with no windows or doors because of the surprise ending. Are you familiar with the story? You could probably Google it.

  3. Lois Burgess
    September 23, 2014

    Thanks so much, Lisa 🙂 Am going to order the 1st two books! 🙂

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