Sewn Felt Numbers 1-10, 20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100
1)Print Shapes Templates onto Cardstock 2) Cut out 3) Trace Templates onto Craft Felt 4) Cut shapes out of Craft Felt 5)Sew two layers of the same color and numbered felt together with at least one (two optional) of batting in between.
Optional: Use BLACK felt as the backside. This way, the child knows the front is always the colored side. Stack 2,3,4 sheets of craft felt together at the same time. Using a good pair of newly sharpened scissors, cut the shape out at one time. This way, with the extra felt pieces can be used for other purposes later on, or for a matching game.For 0-10, I sewed on bells This works great in the young years. Not so great for hop scotching. .For 20-100, I will string the bells and tie onto the number.
Monday, we pulled down the numbers and added the 20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90 & 100 to the set. We played, “What number is this?” as she hopscotched across the 20-100 set. The 1-10 have bells on them so jumping on them isn’t an option.
I made the 1-10 fer her 2nd birthday. We played “GRRRRR…. Give me back my Red 1″ as we chased her around the house. This game is still fun today and played often.
I attempted to sew bells on the higher numbers. On Number 20, it was Ok. On Number 30, it was Ok. On number 40 – Way over the top. What was the first thing my daughter says today, “Mommy, these numbers don’t have bells”.
So, I will figure out a way to incorporate bells into the higher numbers. I guess I will just string them and tie onto the numbers as needed.