Friday, December 7, 2012

TRM's Christmas Gift Guide :: Felt Activity Books & More from Betty Lukens {Giveaway Ends 12/13} Open WW

 
Toys and activities that hold educational value are always on the top of my list as gifts for children. For a unique way to teach your kids using sturdy felt, check out Betty Lukens!

Betty Lukens has been providing felt educational resources and activities for over 35 years. They know what they're doing! Because they specialize in felt, they are able to focus on what they make best and ensure they aren't spread too thin with a million types of products. All Betty Lukens products are manufactured here in the USA from high quality 100% polyester felt. They are best known for their Through the Bible Felt Sets which are shipped and enjoyed throughout the world. We thoroughly enjoy our felt board sets from Betty Lukens (view that review HERE), so I can attest to the wonderful features, high quality, and educational value of Betty Lukens felt products.

We received two Felt Activity Books, a Children's Bible In Felt set and a Felt Storyboard. I was thrilled with the opportunity to check out more from Betty Lukens to share with you!
Felt Activity Books are the perfect quiet way to keep your kids occupied and learning at the same time. Betty Lukens carries seven of these soft storybooks to choose from, four of which are Bible stories. They're great for young children that need to keep busy and quiet in situations such as church, doctor offices or just as a way to calm down before a nap. We received Bible Stories and Old Testament Bible Stories.
The Felt Activity Books are actually not pre-cut like the felt board sets. They come as one big piece of felt with each page and the felt figures printed on it. I quite enjoyed the project of cutting these out and putting them together, but I realize it's not for everyone. It takes no real creativity either and the assembly directions are thorough so really anyone can put it together with ease. Bible Stories measures 7-1/2" x 10-1/2" and includes 7 pages, and Old Testament Bible stories measures 7-1/2" x 11" and includes 8 pages. Of course with each you have a bunch of felt figurines to tediously cut out, but again, I had so much fun doing it and Buddy couldn't wait until I was done! I used a hot glue gun to put the pages together back to back and the included yarn to bind the book for the ultimate soft, indestructible soft storybook. The yarn is thick and perfect for these books, and of course they're printed with bright inks and a high level of detail. Overall I'm very impressed with these books and I like the low price they offer since you're the one putting it together. 
The Children's Bible in Felt series consists of seven Bible stories to choose from. We received The Birth of Jesus set along with a blank Felt Storyboard - Hillside to layout the felt pieces. The felt set has 18 pre-cut pieces to fill the entire classic Bible scene including the inn, stable, animals, shepherds, angels, wise men, and of course baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Beautifully colorful with lots of detail, we've been keeping this one out a lot instead of a nativity figurine set that would most likely get played with too roughly (or broken!). The felt storyboard measures 12" x 14" so it's generously sized for use with the felt sets without being huge and cumbersome to store. They're a thin, sturdy cardboard too so they easily store on the side of or under something. Again, the Children's Bible In Felt sets are a wonderful way to use felt as an educational resource, just like the Felt Activity Books. Either avenue of felt learning is wonderful depending on what your needs are and where/when you would need a felt activity.

With Christmas fast approaching (and my slight despise for the whole santa thing), I'm taking every opportunity I can to teach Buddy the real reason we celebrate Christmas which is Jesus' birth. Actually, in general I'm trying to teach Buddy about the Bible and Christian faith using ways he can understand at his young age. Having tools available like these felt board sets and activity books are a great tangible, visual way for Buddy to explore common Bible stories and concepts, especially during this Advent season when his interest is high. Felt is the perfect way to introduce and reinforce concepts and stories in a fun-filled way without the mess or cheap plastic toys that break easily. This Christmas, bring the real meaning of the holiday into your home with these wonderful felt activities from Betty Lukens.

Price: Felt Activity Books - $14.95, Children's Bible In Felt Sets - $10.50, Hillside Felt Storyboard - $10.50
 
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15 comments:

natali said...

Animals of the world is my favorite :)

aperry said...

Rain forest scene with animals

Little Ella Lu said...

I love all the Bible story ones. They look just like the ones that were in my kindergarten class.

sunflowerally22 said...

Large Deluxe Set (English)

Darlene said...

My favorite is Large Deluxe Set (English)

Chelsea said...

I love the Three Fairy Tales Felt book

Jackie said...

I like the Play Pals
Thanks!

Amanda said...

I like the Birth of Jesus set. Of course would need the Hillside background too! :-)
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judi said...

I really like the playpals set.

andalene said...

The creator has been making them for over 30 years.
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Debby said...

My favorite product is the Noah's Ark - Learning Fun with Felt!

corey said...

The "Fruit of the Spirit" felt pack would be my choice.
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Michelle Pickett said...

I like the carville mat :)

Melanie Schemanski said...

I like noah's ark

Lilah said...

I love these cute little felt activity books they make perfect quiet time books for church. My toddler adores educational toys like this.