Layers of the Earth Felt Puzzle

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Welcome to another stunning week of playful preschool!

This weeks theme is: EARTH

Be sure to check the bottom of this post for more earth themed learning ideas.

My idea for today was to teach about the layers of the earth. To do this I made a printable with circles and grabbed some felt.

adding circles of the earth

You will need:

  • My circles printable if you are like me and really can’t free hand cut large circles. Download here.
  • Felt color bits. Red, orange, yellow, brown, blue, green and black for the backing with doubles as space!
  • scissors and a childs school glue stick

felt bundle colors

Cut out your circles. I pinched my paper over to get the perfect inner circle cut.template cut out

Use the school glue stick and glue the paper onto the felt. I have found that these glue sticks if lightly applied work great for this kind of thing as it peels right off! Cut to the template. You may need to trim a bit to make them fit.inner circles of the earth

Assemble your inside earth to make sure it all fits.layers of the earth preschool

Cut the full blue circle for the water / crust. I reused the brown circle as a template.layered earth puzzle

Then cut out some continent shapes.felt layers of the earth preschool puzzle

And there you have it a lovely activity to explore earth’s inner bits.

Did you know that ice age continental drift has a funny section of the inner cores? If you have that movie stick it on to check it out!

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Layers of the Earth Felt Puzzle

For more Earth themed activities from the #PlayfulPreschool team click one of the links below:

Last weeks theme was: SPACE – My Space Book

make your very own space book

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  1. Fantastic – this will complement our recent visitor to the Natural History and Geographical museum were we walked through the Earth – off to get creative this evening to make the kids a felt puzzle.

  2. Your felt puzzle is such a great way to visualize the layers of the Earth. I love that you also put the ocean/continents layer on the top!

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