Before the FeltBoard app, I had to create my own felt board. Way back when I was a broke graduate student, I went to a craft store and dollar store and then I had a felt board!
What did I get at the dollar store? I plastic tray! You could probably “borrow” one from a school cafeteria or find the cheapest one possible. I recommend finding one that isn't that deep.
Then, I found this felt material from Michaels. I measured it against my tray and cut it accordingly. I used a hot glue gun (borrowed from art teacher) to attach the tray. Let it dry and then you are done! I use this all the time!! On my board now you can see some summer pictures for a story telling activity. I attach my pictures and visuals using Velcro. Felt boards can be extremely expensive, this one has lasted me many years! I could probably fix up some ends and reattach with glue gun but it is still working!
Can you use this easy craft in your therapy rooms?!
Ways I have used it:
- Posted strategies or visuals
- Sequencing cards for storytelling
- Picture choices for vocabulary or recalling activities
- Matching games
- Fingerplays and number games
- Visual schedules
- MUCH MORE!
How will you use it?! Are you running to your nearest craft and dollar store?!