Graphing on the Felt Board Preschool Activity

This graphing activity is a fun way for toddlers and preschoolers to practice counting and sorting with colorful felt shapes. Easy to make and easy to store, felt shapes provide a perfect option for a simple math activity for early learners.

Graphing on the felt board preschool activity

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I've done graphing activities with preschoolers on poster board, and I wanted to transfer the activity to the felt board. The felt circles used in our felt board caterpillar activity gave me the inspiration I needed!

This is a simple graph with colorful shapes cut from felt.

I use foam numerals to illustrate the process but you can use felt numerals if you have them, or even create numerals the same way we made felt letters of the alphabet. The sticky back keeps the foam numerals in place while the circles can be changed out for squares, triangles or other shapes.

We've found the felt board useful for many activities including learning letters of the alphabet and matching Easter eggs. You can easily make a felt board with our simple tutorial. Or simply place a large piece of felt on a table top or tray.

Then start the fun with your toddler or preschooler with this simple math activity!

How to make a graph on the felt board

How to make a simple graph:

1. Outline the graph with strips of brown felt

2. Place self-adhesive foam numerals or felt numerals vertically.

3. Place felt shapes horizontally.

We kept the graph simple but you can add vertical and horizontal lines to create columns and rows to guide the placement of the circles if preferred.

Make a graph on the felt board to count and sort felt shapes


Two ways to use the graph:

1. Place the circles in rows from left to right, following the pattern on the graph.

2. Choose all the circles of one color and place them vertically above the matching color in the graph.


Materials for this project on Amazon



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Find more crafts and activities on our Pinterest Felt Board!


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