Felt boards are a teaching tool used in preschool classes to teach lessons and tell stories by illustrating with felt pieces. When I ws a kid, Sunday School teachers used a similar tool called Flannel-Graph. Here are free printable felt board patterns, templates and stencils. These templates can be used to trace and cut out shapes for a felt board. These patterns can also be used to cut shapes from fabric for Halloween costumes, appliques for craft projects, templates to make stencils for painting and even to make patterns for cookie cutters for play doh or sugar cookie dough.
Coloring.ws (click here) has over 50 free printable templates of simple shapes. Patterns include basic geometric shapes, animal outline shapes, solar system shapes, season shapes, weather shapes, holiday pattern shapes, snowflake templates and food shapes. These patterns work well for many arts and crafts uses.
Childcare Land (click here) has over 150 free printable units and themes for flannel board or felt board stories. Each theme has free printable patterns, stencils, templates and activities. A helpful teaching video is also available to demonstrate how to use each lesson. These free printable felt board templates are somewhat more complex, but still super easy to make. Each of the 150+ story theme kits has free printable stories. There are hundreds of themes, including one section that organizes themes by month. There free printable animal theme templates, holiday patterns, seasonal and weather patterns, children’s literature theme patterns, clothing and body parts patterns, food patterns, transportation, toys and games patterns. These free printable activities make great lessons for science, social studies, reading, writing and math lessons. This resource is very comprehensive and covers more than enough lesson activities and themes for a year of preschool lessons.
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