The numbers are made out of white felt. I debated spray painting them but in the end the option to remove the numbers seemed better. I found a font I liked and I printed out 0-9 as large as possible on an 8.5×11″ sheet of paper. Then I cut the numbers out and used them as molds to trace on the white felt. I traced them flipped over backwards so I didn’t need to worry about the marker being visible when I put them down right side up.
On an educational note, I like the idea of P grabbing the numbers in her hands and playing with them. She can count and knows the values of each number but she can’t point them out in a book or elevator. I think this “hands on” approach wrapped up in a game may help her identify each one.
This is the before and after of the hallway. It has the perfect atmosphere for a game with all of P’s artwork on the walls at the end. I like all the colors on the floor and I love that we are living this phase of kids to the fullest. When else can you have a hop scotch board in your home?