What's Your Felt Purpose?

Preschoolers love stories.

Ignite your circle time with movable felt board stories. Teach their way with preschool activities that enhance language development as they play to learn.

Are You Looking for a Creative Way to Teach Preschool? 

Preschoolers love listening to felt board stories, use them in the classroom or at home.
We have a variety of preschool themes in felt story sets to encourage visual, auditory, and tactile learning. Be sure to check out the matching preschool worksheets.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Playtime Felts are wonderful! I have several of their felt stories and will continue to purchase from them in the future. Wonderful quality, terrific for toddler preschool classroom or a great addition to your home library. Darcie S.

Fequently Asked Questions

It's Felt Board Storytime...

How do You Make a Felt Board for Storytelling?

Here's an idea that's quick & easy...

It’s the Reigning Combo of Joy!

Few things ignite the imagination quite like a felt board in creative play. From storytelling to educational activities, these versatile tools offer endless possibilities for fun and learning. But with so many options available, which one reigns supreme? Enter the board and easel combo with a felt backdrop—the unsung hero of the felt storyboard world. Say goodbye to small felt board setups with large board and easel felt scenes. No glue. No staples. No work. Let’s dive into why this setup might be the easiest and most delightful option.

Magic of the Board and Easel Felt Combo

Picture this: a tall, sturdy easel adorned with a look-alike, sleek, and chic
Black Chalkboard felt background. This giant easel offers 21” x 22” storyboard space, a trusty board ready to display your opening scene of fuzzy felt characters. This teaching setup provides the perfect blend of stability and versatility, making it ideal for solo play and group activities.

Stability with Slant

One of the key advantages of the board and easel combo is its stability. If you already have one in your classroom, use it immediately as a storyboard display. The easel provides a slanted, sturdy foundation, ensuring your creations stay put even during the most enthusiastic storytelling sessions. Felt pieces adhere to the felt board through friction and good ole static electricity between those fuzzy fibers. Since gravity plays a role in everyone’s felt story, having a slight slant on your board helps. Plus, the durable construction of the frame means it can withstand the rigors of playtime, ensuring years of enjoyment, and can make a “Felt Board Story Center” in your classroom. (hint, hint)

Adjustable Height

Not all felt story enthusiasts come in the same size, which is why the easel’s adjustable height feature is a game-changer. I’ve seen adjustable boards and easels up to 48” high, just right for toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergartners. Whether you’re a towering storyteller or a pint-sized volunteer, you can easily customize the height to suit your needs and your participating audience, ensuring comfortable play for everyone involved.

Portable Felt Board Play

Say goodbye to feeling tied down to one spot. This combo felt board easel idea lets you take your felt adventures anywhere. Simply fold up the easel, pack away your felt pieces and felt background, and you’re ready for playtime on the go. I’ve done this many times when teaching at my homeschool co-op. Despite its size, it is entirely feasible to handle because the one I use is light weight. My class loved it, and most likely, so will yours. Whether it’s circle time, library storytime, or a playdate at a friend’s house, this DIY felt board easel idea makes it portable to bring felt board play wherever you roam.

The Joy of Felt Creations

Now that I’ve sung the praises of my board and easel felt combo idea, here's a bonus, let’s talk about the real stars of the show: the felt creations themselves. While commercial options offered by us here at Playtime Felts are undoubtedly convenient, there’s something special about crafting your own felt characters. Here are a few quick felt story ideas to get you started:

Storybook Images & Scenes

Bring your favorite stories to life with homemade felt board figures. The possibilities are endless, whether it’s magical clouds like in the book “It Looked Like Spilt Milk” or colorful animals in “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”. You can find plenty of free printable story patterns on the internet. And just so you know, we’re also planning to make our own printable felt story patterns. If you haven’t signed up for our Get 1st Dibs, please do; I’d love to have you in the loop for the upcoming FREEBIE Friday goodies and new printable patterns we’ll share. 

Getting back to the subject, cut out felt pieces in “profile view” to depict story characters in action because the profile view lends itself to imagining the dialogue. Felt figures that face each other not only help children find them easier to recognize but also appear to be having a conversation. If you line them up end to end, well, they seem to be walking in processions. That’s icing on the storytime cake!

Animal Adventures

Felt animals, felt animals, felt animals... Create a menagerie of felt animals for endless imaginative play. Kids love them! From farmyard friends to exotic jungle creatures, crafting your felt animals is fun and rewarding for kids and adults alike. Add details like googly eyes or embroidery for extra personality, and watch as your fuzzy felt zoo comes to life.

Alphabet Felt Play

I am passionate about literacy. Despite not being taught phonics in my youth, I now find learning the patterns of the English language enjoyable. Do you remember the Whole-word Approach in the mid-70s? Yep, that’s a doozy philosophy and a mega-flop for me as a child, but I digress. I’ll leave that exciting story for another time, so back to fuzzy-felt feelings. 

You can transform playtime into learning with homemade felt alphabet shapes. Cut out letters of the alphabet from colorful felt: blue for vowels and red for consonants. Arrange them on the felt board to create a bottom-up method of phonics or piece together complete words to mix the sounds. Teaching depends on the skill level of your felt board audience. Two to four-letter words work best for preschool and kindergarten. These are fun and interactive ways to reinforce early literacy skills.

Oh Yeah, so about Playtime Felts... I hope It Will Become
Your Felt Board Idea Headquarters

While homemade felt boards offer a personal touch, sometimes you just need the convenience of ready-made options. That’s where we come in❣️
With a wide selection of high-quality felt board stories, 
DIY felt board and easel scenes, and preschool printable activities, we’re your growing one-stop shop for all things felt story-ish. Our commitment to lasting durability shines through in every felt set we offer.

Whether you opt for the ease of premade felt board sets or the DIY approach of homemade creations, one thing’s sure: a felt board is a timeless tool for imaginative play. So gather your felt pieces, set up your board and easel, and let the storytelling begin. The only limit is your imagination.

So there you have it: The board and easel combo with felt backgrounds offers the perfect blend of stability, versatility, and portability for endless hours of creative play. If you already have one in your classroom, please use it. Your little ones will love it. If you’re considering this option, you won’t go wrong. And while our premade options are convenient, don’t underestimate the joy of crafting your felt creations. With a bit of creative power and a colorful bundle of felt, the possibilities are truly endless. Now’s the time to let your inspiration soar!

Happy storytelling❣️
Adela O.
Playtime Felts

Where to Buy Felt Board Stories?

Playtime Felts has your Felt Board Covered 👩‍🏫

We have felt sets that are Oh, so ADORABLE❣️

Looking for the perfect felt board stories? Well, look no further because Playtime Felts has got you covered! We're not just any old online store that sells felt board stories, oh no. We're the ultimate destination for all your felt board story needs. Why, you ask? Because we carry teacher-friendly felts!

At Playtime Felts, we understand the importance of having high-quality, durable felts that can withstand the enthusiastic hands of little learners. That's why our felt story sets are made with love and care, ensuring that they can be used time and time again without losing their charm.

But wait, there's more! Our felt board stories aren't just educational tools, they're also a whole lot of fun. With vibrant colors, adorable characters, and engaging storylines, thes felt story sets will captivate the imaginations of children and make learning an absolute blast!

Whether you're a teacher looking to enhance your classroom activities, a librarian inspiring your small group to new heights, or a parent wanting to create magical storytelling moments at home, Playtime Felts is your felt story hub. Our wide selection of felt board stories covers a range of preschool themes, from animals and nature to fairy tales and holidays. AND there's More!


And you know what? It's a breeze to shop at Playtime Felts (or should we say, as effortless as arranging felt pieces?). Simply browse our website, pick out the felt sets that pack a punch for your lesson, and toss them into your cart. With our secure checkout process, you can rest assured that checkout is a breeze.

Oh, and don't forget, we provide free shipping to addresses within the United States for orders totaling $16.95 or above! Enjoy the same swift and economical service you experience when shopping with us through our Amazon store!

But, you may not know that our website carries EXCLUSIVE felt sets that can only be purchased here when you visit us online.  These are made just for our VIP visitors and 1st Dibs subscribers.  We hope that is YOU. 😘

So, why wait? Take a relaxing felt journey through Playtime Felts and discover the joy of the possibilities of teaching with felt board stories. Trust us, once you experience the moveable image magic of these teacher-friendly felts, you'll wonder how you ever lived without these fuzzy things.

Happy storytelling❣️
Adela O.
Playtime Felts