Candy canes on the flannel board in preschool

I made this simple candy cane flannel board activity with colorful pieces of felt and set it out in a basket on the floor for the children to play with….

I added felt color strips for the candy cane stripes.  Originally, I was only going to make red and green stripes but in just about every holiday activity we have done so far, my students have asked me for a “pink marker” or a “purple crayon” and so I realized that I need to be more open minded about colors during the holidays…

After all, a yellow, green, purple, and red candy cane is far more fun to make!

Some of the children carefully placed their candy canes on the board in a clear pattern and others preferred a more free approach to this activity…

This is the type of activity I leave up for several weeks. My felt board is always on the wall for the children to stop by any time they wish and give it a try….

Some of the children will come back to the felt board over and over again and other will try it once and never come back.  I switch out the felt board activities regularly but I also leave them there long enough for the children to have plenty of opportunity to explore at their leisure…

The candy cane felt board has been very popular over all…


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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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With each new challenge that you overcome, you will find yourself better equipped and more passionate about teaching young children.

God didn't call wimps to lead, teach, or care for His children. Nope, he has high expectations, so get ready. You will have to give your very best but after teaching for over 30 years, I can tell you that it is a wonderful and rewarding journey.

Whenever your calling feels hard, just remember, 'He who began a good work in you (and in the children you serve) will be faithful to complete it.'

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