Easiest Felt Board to Make for Preschool Activities

You can easily make a felt board for use at home or in the classroom. A felt board offers many opportunities for children to play and learn. Create stories, games, and activities for your felt board with colorful felt cut-outs that will engage your early learners.

make your own felt board for kids activities

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A felt board (or flannel board) provides mess-free fun and creativity in your preschool.  The board takes only minutes to make, and the result will provide many hours of early fun and learning!

This useful tool can extend or complement other hands-on learning in the home or classroom. Your felt board can be used to tell stories, match colors and shapes, and play take-away games.

This felt board tutorial uses cardboard, felt and masking tape. Use a basic color of felt, light or dark, for the covering.

  • The color you use will become the background for the characters and shapes you place on the board.

Look for the dinosaur counting game at the end of the post!


Homemade felt board

Make a simple felt board


How to make a felt board

Choose wood, plastic, or sturdy cardboard for the felt board.

  • Our board measures 23 inches (59 cm) x 18 inches (46 cm).

Cut out a piece of felt that is larger than the board by approximately 2 inches (5 cm) on all four sides.


Step 1. Spread the felt on the floor or table. Lay the board on top of the felt.

Step 2. Fold the felt over one side of the board.

Step 3. Tape the felt securely to the board using wide masking tape.

  • Pull gently on the fabric as you tape it down to maintain a smooth surface on the felt board side.

Step 4. Continue with the other three sides.

That's how easy this felt board is to make!



Felt board supported on a small easel


The felt board works best if it is positioned at an angle to support the felt cut-outs. Place your felt board on an artist's easel, or lean it against it a wall or chair.


Felt cut outs on a flannel board for hands on preschool activities


Felt dinosaur cut outs on the flannel board


Learning through play

Dinosaur Take-away Counting Game.

There are 5 dinosaurs on a sunny day. (child's name) and a pink dinosaur went out to play
There are 4 dinosaurs on a sunny day. (child's name) and a green dinosaur went out to play
There are 3 dinosaurs on a sunny day. (child's name) and a yellow dinosaur went out to play
There are 2 dinosaurs on a sunny day. (child's name) and a blue dinosaur went out to play
There is 1 dinosaur on a sunny day. (child's name) and a red dinosaur went out to play
There are no dinosaurs inside today. They all went out with their friends to play.


This felt board is easy to make for preschool activities at circle time. Engage your early learners in fun ways with this homemade prop you'll love having in your toolkit.


Make your own flannel board for kids activities


  Felt letters on the felt board

Felt letters activities



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