Friday, August 6, 2010

Learning Our Colors - A Felt Board Game


A year or so ago I purchased a felt board to use at home with my son. We have gotten sporadic use out of it but I am hoping to use it more frequently. In anticipation of this I have cut out some felt pieces from cheap craft felt (I got 5 sheets for $1).

Our first new activity is the ice cream shop. We line up all of the cones that were cut out of tan felt along the middle of the board and then I sing "I scream, you scream, we all scream for _____ ice cream." The blank is filled in with a color that I have a corresponding "ice cream" cutout for.

The few times that we have played this my son has had fun searching for the color ice cream that I want. Sometimes he will make the ice cream one scoop but sometimes I am extra hungry and want a double scoop!

I have included the shapes that I used for your personal use. Please feel free to download and print them out.

Ice Cream Pattern


  1. Just wanted to share this story about colors, Children sometime associate colors to objects. I worked in a special Education class room as teachers asst. After about a year of the teacher trying to teach a child his colors, I was assigned the task. one morning when the child was brought to school by father,we got into a discussion about colors and dad stated "he knows his colors" and ask the child "What color is a John Deer tractor?" childs replys green. He also knew the colors of other tractors. So my next task was researching the colors of tractors and preparing coloring sheets of tractors and the child could tell you every color of the coloring sheets of tractors. His next favorite thing was ball and it worked for balls also! so just a thought, if you child is having trouble with colors, associate them with his/her favorite toy.

  2. That is a great point. I did the same thing with my son and his toys. It is on the 7/1/10 blog post. We made a picture book of his favorite toys sorted by colors.

  3. Hello Angie! Just stopping by to let you know that I've gathered some no-sew felt project in a post: and included 2 of yours. Hopefully they will help parents have more fun and meaningful time with their toddlers :)