Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Made It - Felt Links and Rocks/Soil Foldables

It's summer and that means I finally have some time to make things.
My latest projects are mostly centered around a road
trip we are taking in July.
We'll be in the car for two days each way.
With a 4 year old and a 1 year old,
I know I'm going to need lots of things for us to do.
I figured this was a great place to share my first activity.
These are just like paper links, except they are made of felt.
I started by cutting the felt into strips.

Then I cut the Velcro into small pieces.
I attached one part and then attached the other Velcro
part on the other side, opposite end.

Even though the Velcro was sticky,
I still sewed each piece on in case.
The sewing was easy, a diagonal across
each piece of Velcro.
They don't take up much space and are safe
for even the 1 year old to play with in the car.
Can you think of a way to use these in your classroom?
I have done a little bit of school work this week.
This was actually a product that I updated.
As I've learned more about creating products,
I'm starting to go back and change a few
of my older items. 
I use this product with my third graders for our rocks and soil unit.
Last year we took all the foldables and made a lapbook.
One of my teammates had the students add them to a science journal.
Either way, it was a nice way for the kids to organize
all the new info they were learning.

 If you like these, head on over to my TpT store.
Hope everyone is having a nice Monday.
Have you created anything new?



  1. Sounds like you will have a fun road trip! I could see using the felt links for behavior. Add a link for good behavior, or something like that. Have a fun trip!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  2. Hi Jeanette - awesome ideas, just found you and am your newest follower.
    Such a cute blog too.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After