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 wanted to transfer graphing activities from poster board to the felt board. The felt circles used in our felt board caterpillar activity gave me the inspiration I needed! The felt circles were perfect for a graphing activity.

I use foam numerals on this graph but you can use pre-cut 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 felt circles can be changed out for squares, triangles or other shapes.

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


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

We've found the felt board useful for many activities including learning letters of the alphabet and matching Easter eggs




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