We recently had a 16 hour car ride (each way) for a family wedding. While my sons are both good travelers, it’s always helpful to have a few new activities to keep them entertained in the car. One idea I’d been saving for this trip was to make a felt board. I used flannel for the background and tried to keep it versatile. One side is blue at the top and green at the bottom for a generic sky/grass scene. The opposite side is blue at the top and tan at the bottom which could be used as a backdrop for desert or ocean animals. For this trip I cut out a dozen colorful sea creatures and my 3-year-old had a blast playing with them! He made up a story as he added each creature. I took pictures of every scene and we’re going to make it into a book, written by him! Feel free to download my “Ocean Life” felt pattern to start writing stories with your own child. Felt_ Ocean Life
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I need to make one ASAP!