Monday, April 15, 2013

Feathers on the Felt Board

Did you know that little, downy feathers stick to felt?  Yesterday, I overheard Julio talking to himself at the felt board, "I wonder if this sticks here. Yep. It does."  He left a small blue feather stuck on the board.  Today, I put a jar of feathers by the felt board and the kids took the idea a bit further.

This was a fun fine-motor activity.  The feathers require some delicate placement or else they easily fall off or blow away.

Julio and a friend worked on this tree earlier today, and then Diego and I added some more to it this afternoon.  When we were done, Diego blew lightly on the feathers and we watched them all flutter without blowing away.  It gave the tree a cool animated effect that we normally don't see on the felt board.

This feather and felt combination has some great potential, and I can't wait to see where they go with it next!