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How to make Felt Board Pieces

There are several ways to make felt board/flannel board stoary pieces. Here is a way to make them using Pellon, or interfacing fabric. 

You'll need a printout of the images you'll want to trace (we'll use the 5 little pumpkins felt board story for this example). You'll also need Pellon, a black sharpie, scissors and crayons. Coloring pages are perfect for tracing on to Pellon.

First cover the printout sheet with the Pellon.

Trace the images with the sharpie. The sharpie will bleed through the Pellon so make sure you don't care if the tracing page is ruined. If you do care about it, make a copy first.

After all of your images are traced, color the images with the crayons.

Cut the images out and you're done! Easy. These pieces will stick great to a felt board or a flannel board as you tell the story to your preschoolers.

Flannel Board Stories // Felt Board Stories

Published on 2016-03-03 06:00:00

How to Laminate Using Contact Paper

Contact paper is a cheap way of laminating all of your fun preschool printable games and activities. There are a couple of ways you can do this. 

After printing out a preschool game on cardstock, I like to cut out a piece of contact paper before cutting out the game pieces.  I cover the entire 8.5"x11" paper with the contact paper on ONE side. Then I cut out the game pieces. You could cover both sides if you want, but I've found one side to be sufficient. It keeps the ink from smearing and sticky hands from smudging the image. 

You can write on pieces that are covered in contact paper with dry erase marker, but be to not let it sit for too long without wiping it off. 

Be sure to use clear transparent contact paper. Contact paper is found in the kitchen section at your local Walmart, or you can purchase it on amazon by clicking the link below.

Con-Tact Brand Clear Covering Self-Adhesive Privacy Film and Liner, 18-Inches by 9-Feet, Clear Matte

File Folder Games // Resources and Other Ideas

Published on 2016-03-03 05:00:00

I Spy Fishing

Preschoolers and Kindergarteners LOVE this game.  I spy fishing. 

Preschooler Fishing



1. Cut out fish of different colors.  Use these FREE PRINTABLE fish.

Free Preschool Fish Printable

You could also cut out the fish on a cricut using this .svg file:

2. Laminate the fish.  You can use contact paper to laminate. (See article here for how to laminate using contact paper)

3. Attach paperclips to fish. If you make small fish you can also put several staples in the fish (I have a couple of those as you can see in the photos).

4. Make or buy a fishing pole. I got mine at the dollar store along with little plastic fish. You can also make your own using a stick, string and a magnet. 

5. Get some "water". You can use blue construction paper, fabric, felt or even a kiddy pool.  My "water" is the stuff you use to line the inside of kitchen drawers, found in the same area as contact paper.


There are several ways you could play this game.


For younger preschoolers ask them to find a certain color of fish. For example: "I spy with my little eye, a fish that is blue."  Then the preschooler has to find and "catch" the blue fish with their fishing pole.  


Draw a circle, triangle, square, rectangle, oval etc. on the fish with a dry erase marker. Have the child find the shape you call out.


With a dry erase marker, write different letters of the alphabet on the fish.  Say, "I spy with my little eye, a fish with the letter A." The preschooler then catches the "A" fish. 


With a dry erase marker, write different numbers on the fish.


You could make big and little fish and ask the preschooler to find the "little yellow fish". 


For more advanced preschoolers, write simple sound out words on the fish with dry erase marker, such as cat, dog, pig, hat, pen, etc.


For advanced preschoolers/kindergarteners, write sight words on the fish, such as "and", "the", "where", "when", "I", "A", "she" etc. 


As I said before, I found some plastic fish at the dollar store that I mixed in with my laminated fish. For my younger preschooler I would say, "I spy with my little eye an orange octopus" and he'd find it.

You could also attach a picture of an animal to the paperclip on the fish and have them search by animal.

My preschoolers BEG me to play this game over and over again. They love it.

Fish // Games and Activities

Published on 2016-03-03 00:00:00

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