Preview: Fun felt board story tutorial with free printable inspired with popular Eric Carle’s book
Does your kid have a favourite book? Ours is Brown Bear Brown Bear what do you see we have to read it over and over again. Toddlers love repetition, I understand that, but sometimes I just want to hide the book.
I know, that would be mean.
Instead, I did something creative that occupy my toddler for a fair amount of time and it turned out to be a fun game while we read.
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We love books. I read books to my baby when she was only a few days old. And we continue to do so every day. She likes to have some books near her bed, to read when she goes to bed or when she wakes up, some in the kitchen for when I cook, some in her reading spot, and even on my nightstand. That is great and I don’t mind having books all over the house, because it is so important for kids to grow with books.
I personally find it hard to read the same picture book all the time, over and over again. Is it the same with you?
Instead of complaining one day I came up with an idea to make something fun and creative that she will enjoy. Since the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See has such neat illustrations I draw all the animals and cut them out from felt. In the beginning, they looked good but not quite cute as I imagined.
After playing a bit with matching colours it looked great. It took around 3-4 hours for puff paint to dry. Waiting is always the most challenging job for me. Since I loved this felt board project a lot I decided to share the felt board template with you.
As sharing this felt board project was not my intention in the first place, I haven’t pictured the process, but honestly, it is so simple that you could get away without any instructions using the only pattern.
Materials you will need for this project:
And you are done. Play can start.
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Giving Brown Bear felt board story to my daughter was a really special moment of excitement. All of her favourite animals now as felt toys to incorporate into everyday play.
Now, as we read Brown bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See she puts animals on the felt board and repeats their colours. Plus she uses them for pretend play.
So, instead of just reading, we play felt board stories over and over again.
Free download – Brown bear brown bear what do you see – PDF felt board pattern
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