How to Make a Reversible Felt Tree for Preschool Felt Board Activities

Felt board themes often involve seasonal or weather activities, so a reversible felt tree is the perfect solution! You only have one felt piece to make and store, and the tree readily adapts to changing themes and child-led play. You can easily make a reversible felt tree that will add interest and fun to your felt board games and activities.

reversible felt tree for preschool felt board activities

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The felt board is fun for kids in so many ways. Take a look at our colorful dots for graphing and a snowman's hat and mittens for matching.

 A large cut-out on the felt board - like a snowman or a tree - provides an instant prompt which promotes child-led play.

We've already make a tree with burlap (which easily adheres to the felt board). Now we are excited to include the reversible felt tree in our toolkit!

A reversible tree makes it easy to change in an instant from one season or story theme to another. 

This tree is easy to make and allows for a lot of flexibility in design. Your tree doesn't have to match ours exactly!


 reversible felt tree supplies


  • black and brown felt
  • glue gun or white glue
  • white chalk
  • scissors



 chalk outline of felt tree and branches


1. Outline a tree and y-shaped branches on black felt with white chalk.


reversible felt tree cutouts

2. Place the black felt on the brown felt and cut out the black and brown tree and branches together.


reversible felt tree limbs glued to tree trunk


3. Glue the matching brown and black branches together.

4. Glue the brown and black tree shapes together with the branches inserted between the two pieces of tree.

felt tree reversible for felt board preschool activities

This is what your finished tree might look like. The design will vary depending on the sizes and colors of your felt pieces and your own imagination.

In fact, please share your ideas or finished tree with a comment or photo below!


reversible felt tree with leaves and ghosts

Use the the brown side for autumn or forest activities, then simply flip the tree over, revealing the black side, to include Halloween and night time play. 

The felt board is one of the easiest tools for providing hands-on learning opportunities at home or in the preschool classroom. 

There are countless stories, games and activities felt cut-outs can add to everyday play. It can be used for math activities, story time or free play.

Have fun creating a reversible felt tree!


Here are a few more felt activities you might like!

Thanksgiving Felt Board Play / Where Imagination Grows

Felt Apple Math Activity / B-Inspired Mama

Felt Leaf Counting Activity / Pre-K Pages

Felt Christmas Tree Activity / Powerful Mothering

Secret to Making Felt Storyboards for Preschoolers / Juggling with Kids


Visit our Felt board on Pinterest for more activities with felt.


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