I cannot say enough wonderful things about the use of felt in the classroom. My #1? The fact that they are soft and easily cleaned, which makes a big difference when you are aiming for long-term materials in any classroom.
These felts here were cut-out kits that I purchased. The big scene came as is and then all the animals, etc. were on one big sheet that had to be cut. Although this took a ton of time initially, it was well worth the effort. These items have been apart of our classroom for over 6 years and they still look good as new.
Each depicts an environment with tons of relevant animals to add to the scene. Maverick finds them especially fun, she works with older brother Haywood at times - they have created a game - ocean or forest? Maverick creates the scene and Haywood helps her determine the animal and which environment it belongs in. With the help of this game, they both achieve a (learning) moment, Haywood through teaching and Maverick through learning. Long story short - we love these felt kits. Betty Lukens Felts