Felt Board Shapes Preschool Graphing Activity

This graphing activity is a fun way for kids 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.

preschool math with felt shapes

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Ready for some math fun on the felt board? It's easy to provide with just a few felt shapes!

Felt cutouts provide lots of opportunities for felt board games like these.

 Graphing on the felt board is another fun way to provide meaningful hands-on experiences for your early learners.

Graphing shapes lets you explore beginning math skills with toddlers and preschoolers.

  • Making a graphing activity is also a great way to use up those leftover scraps of felt!

This is a simple activity to set up once all the pieces are prepared.

Felt board graphing activity

The felt circles used in our felt board caterpillar gave me the idea for this math activity! 

Circles are just the beginning - incorporate other shapes according to kids' interests and skills. 

The graph is easy to make with a couple of options.


Supplies for a felt board graph activity

  •  Felt pieces 

  • Felt board - You can make a felt board with this tutorial, or place a large piece of felt on a table or in a tray. 

  • Numerals - In this tutorial I use small self-adhesive foam numerals. The sticky back helps keep the foam numerals in place on the felt background. You can make a set of felt numerals in a similar manner as the felt letters of the alphabet in this tutorial.

Now you're ready to start the fun with your toddler or preschooler with simple math activities!

Graphing on the felt board

There are two options for the graphing activity - one version uses circles only, while another uses a variety of basic shapes.

1. Graphing with circles


Graphing on the felt board with shapes and numbers

  • Outline the graph with strips of brown felt.

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

  • Place felt circles horizontally.


Graphing felt shapes preschool math activity


Place matching colors of felt circles on the graph.

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.


2. Graphing with shapes

Graphing on the felt board preschool math activity

Math activity with felt shapes

Our felt board is supported on a small art easel for circle time!

Ready for some math fun on the felt board? Start with this simple graphing activity!


felt shapes math play for preschool



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