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, and lots of imagination!

Make your own flannel board for kids activities

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A felt board (also called a flannel board) is easy to make and provides mess-free fun and creativity. The felt board can be used to promote shapes, colors and early literacy.

Your felt board can be used to tell stories, explore colors and shapes, and generally extend or complement other hands-on learning in the home or classroom.

Homemade felt board

This felt board tutorial uses cardboard, felt and masking tape.

Use either light or dark colored felt for the covering. The color of felt you use for the board should complement the colors used for the characters and shapes you place on the board.

The board takes only minutes to make and the result will provide many hours of early fun and learning!


Make a simple felt board


  • wood, plastic or sturdy cardboard for the felt board
  • a piece of felt that is larger than the board
  • masking tape



Lay the board on top of the felt.

Fold the edges of the felt over the board, one at a time, and tape 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.


Felt board supported on a small easel


Lean the board against a wall or chair. This felt board is sitting on an artist's easel.

The felt board works best if it is positioned at an angle to support the felt cut-outs.


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


Felt dinosaur cut outs on the flannel board


Learning through play:

Cut dinosaurs from felt in different colors for a take-away counting game.

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


Make your own felt board for early literacy activities


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