DIY Flannel Board

March 19, 2019

I love using flannel boards with my toddler classes.   It’s a great visual element.  In small groups or individual sessions, children can help me put the pieces on the board.  For counting rhymes it works well to have a tactile visual representation of the numbers. 


However, when I was starting to use these, commercial flannel boards were pretty expensive and some of the DIY tutorials I saw online didn’t meet my needs or the materials weren’t available.  I needed something that was small enough to fit in my basket and easy and inexpensive to make. 

I found these clipboards at the dollar store.  The size was ideal. 


In addition, I can use the clip at top or binder clips if I have non-flannel visual aids. 


I used some craft glue to attach some left-over flannel.  I would have preferred a solid color but this is what I had.


The flannel sheets were 33 cents at the craft store.


Some of the shapes I cut out free hand, others I used a stencil for. 

It probably cost me less than $5 to make.  It’s fairly small so it works better in smaller groups.   The felt pieces are pretty small as well so need careful supervision.  However, this is a great solution for a traveling music therapist or teacher!

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