Friday, April 15, 2011

Felt Books

I'm always looking for quiet activities to keep my kids reverent during church.  More importantly I try to find things that are religious and quiet.  I mean, if they're not going to be listening to the speaker then at least they can be coloring a picture of Noah and the ark or looking at pictures of Jesus instead of playing with a Cinderella doll, right?

Several years ago I came across these felt play books:

I think they're so much fun.  The front cover contains a pocket that holds all the felt pieces and then each page of the book contains a large felt area where you can place the different pieces to create the story.  A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted to get them for my kids.  I found them at a Christian bookstore but they were $20 each!  I needed one for each kid and $40 seemed liked a bit too much to spend on two quiet books.  I haven't been able to get them off my mind lately and finally thought to look on  Of course I found them there and they were only $12 each.  That's more like it.  I bought a couple and am going to be placing them in my kids Easter baskets this year.  I can't wait to have them to bring to church with us.

Don't forget to check out some of our past Easter projects too:


  1. I have made my own portable reversible felt story board and personalized felt board stories. It is very easy to do. Here is a link to my blog post on it.
    And here is a link to my video tutorial on it.
    You can make the felt board and the stories for less than $20.

  2. Quiet toys for church are hard! My 9 month old is the only baby at church and doesn't go to the nursery. I have such a hard time finding things to keep her entertained! Any ideas?

  3. We were given a magnetic bible book that looks the same as yours. We are going to a different church this Sunday to visit some friends. I think I'll take it along for our little guy!

  4. Lindsay... 9 months is such a hard age!! They are just starting to want to move around and they don't really have an attention span. I've been in your shoes--having the only baby at church just makes every noise they make seem magnified by 10! What does your daughter like? Books? Animals? I'd get a few things that will for sure keep her entertained: a few books (maybe some with flaps? I have a great bible stories book with flaps) and a few soft toys (my boys have a good arm and the baby always ends up throwing something... better to hit the person in front of you with something soft!). Keep those items in a special "sunday bag" so that she only gets to see them at church... that way they'll be new and fresh every week! Hope that helps!