I’m all about simplicity and ease since I’m not crafty but felt is a wonderful way to create math manipulatives and they’ll last forever. The only issue I have with felt in our house is that if you leave it out, it collects pet hair which makes it unsightly but still usable.
I store all of our felt projects in zip-lock bags in a box on our shelf and my daughter pulls it out whenever she wants to play with them. I created this felt craft to help with counting something that my little one loves to do.
So I combined counting and flowers and made this Felt Flower Craft Counting Activity.
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Felt Flower Craft Counting Activity Supplies
- Felt Fabric Sheets (purple for the petals, green for the stem and leaves, and pink for the center of the flower)
- number puzzle, number cards, or markers so you could just write the numbers out for your child)
- scissors (if you want to teach your child some scissors skills)
I created the felt flower and kept it in a Ziploc bag for easy access to my child. I created about 15 flower petals and then the flower center and stem. So I grabbed a number and placed it in front of my child and asked her what the number was and corrected her if she missed it. She counted out the petals as she was placing them on her piece of felt.
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These recommended flower books are a great way to hook your kids into learning more about flowers and their beauty.
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When she finished, she took everything off of her board and added them back one by one, so persistent. She did about 6 or 7 numbers before she got tired and asked what else I had in my felt box. I’m working on something but it was ready for her to play with just yet.
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I’m loving all the different things I can create with felt and how easy it is to set up. Did I mention I’m not crafty? They don’t rip and they can be used over and over again it’s relatively inexpensive and super easy to store.
Try this now with your kids. With a simple activity, they will enjoy learning math!
Check out other ways you can make math manipulatives from Kristina at School Time Snippets.
More Flower Activities
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