With winter now behind us (officially anyways, not in the way that we still have snow on the ground), I thought it time to pack away a few winter things. I washed up our snow pants and coats, which of course meant I woke up to clean snowsuits and a world of white outside. The irony. The cold, unwelcome irony.
Anyways, we were also packing up a few of our winter crafting supplies. I have come to embrace the fact that we do far more crafting in the winter than in the summer. And, when we do craft in the summer, it is typically with different materials than in the winter. We were gathering up our wool, yarn, and felt to put them in the cupboard where they will stay until we need them.
As we were packing away the felt, we had a lot of little pieces left over. I am not one for wasting, but also not one for hoarding. It’s a fine balance. I have found I need to do something with the “things” right away, or they sit and clutter. Since we have quiet bins on the brain lately, I was thinking they would be perfect in a bin … but a bin for what …
Decorating felt Easter eggs of course!
I simply cut out some large Easter egg shapes and used the scrap felt to cut out triangles, squares, circles, and lines. I used a lot of different colours, and tried to make many of each shape so that all of the natural learning would take place.
Sam and Ben both loved this activity. Sam was patterning and counting and matching, while Ben was working on his pincer grip and fine motor development.
They both enjoyed working with the felt, and it was a nice, quiet activity. The soft feel of the felt, and the fact that you must have a gentle touch to keep the felt pieces in place made this activity perfect for my busy boys. A little bit of peace and quiet is necessary every day, even if they don’t believe it to be so.
I have added this to our quiet time bins a long with a few others. I will write to you about them very soon.
Hope you are having a lovely week. Thank you for reading!