To Make a felt board you will need a large picture frame with the glass removed. You will also need a piece of felt that is cut slightly bigger than your frame. Center your felt onto the back of your frame just like if you were to put a picture in. My frame didn't have a solid back just another frame that fit into the front frame. Put your backing on and trim and excess felt. The tighter the fit the better. Mine needs to be centered again.
It should look like this on the back:
I find black is the best color for the felt on your felt boards as it makes the colors of your storey really pop. Sadly I didn't have any black. I plan to change the color out after Christmas.
And this on the front. Please ignore the nice brown spot. It needs a good washing!
And there you have it! a nice felt board that hopefully cost you next to nothing and took about 3 minutes to make, if not less time!
I know this is not your traditional felt stories but trust me laminated card stalk is much more durable. This is a what is missing game. To play what is missing you show the children all the pieces on the felt board and talk about each piece. Ask the children to close their eyes and take a piece away. Then ask the children what is missing.
*** A good tip that I can share from finding out the hard way! If you use painters tape of the backs of the laminate stories you won't have the awful sticky residue that other tapes leave behind.
As you can see the felt pieces look warren out. They are much loved and come out every fall. This is a ghost rhyme
And this is another what is missing game. The felt board is a huge part of our circle time routine. The children especially love the interactive stories and games. More on that in another post but in the mean time.......
Happy Felt boarding!
ETA: I will be doing a post each month about the felt board activities we will be doing along with the sensory bin and play dough.