Thursday, May 26, 2011

Playing with Felt


I wish I had a picture to post of the girls playing with the felt doll set my mom gave them for Christmas. I stole one from www.thefeltsource.com!

This was such a brilliant idea for constructive play for my girls, that I wanted to share it.

My mom made each of the girls a felt board, putting a label with their names on the back. They are very careful that they get the right board when I allow them to get their felt sets out.

Selena and Shana each got two ziploc bags with a felt doll, and all of her clothes and accessories all cut out. I think my mom and Neesie spent a lot of time doing this, and I am so thankful!

Here is the description from the website: The 8" girl dolls are Lindsey, Maria, Mikko, and Keisha. They are used just like the old fashioned paper dolls except that they never wear out and like all of the felts at The Felts Source they are hand washable!

The really neat thing about these sets is that they each come with a Christian story that includes the other dolls as well as all the outfits that come in the sets. When I tell you that this provides hours of play for my girls, I am not joking. Today they had their felt boards set up on the floor between their beds, and were imagining all sorts of wonderful things. I didn't hear from them for an hour and a half!

There are boy dolls available too. I'm considering getting the girls the felt dollhouse or the story sets as well, since they like the dolls so much.

If you are interested in getting these dolls for your family, the website is here.


4 comments:

Maxine said...

Oh good! I'm glad you did this. I so enjoyed playing with them with this set on Wednesday. We had loads of fun.

Tera said...

Wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing!

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I remember my sister and I playing for hours with dolls.

The kids in my Sunday school class love flannel characters. They always try to take the character while I'm teaching.

lisa said...

Beverly,

Thanks for sharing this.
We use Little Folk Felts for our homeschool and our children love them!
The felts really help make the Scriptures come to life! And the children also like to play with them through the summer, too.
I am your newest follower. :)

Blessings,
Lisa