Let’s make a geoboard! Geoboards are easy to make, budget-friendly and fun for kids of all ages from preschoolers and kindergarten kids to elementary aged kids. Geoboard activities are great fun, educational, and can help increase fine motor skills. Making a geoboard is easier than you might think and works great at home or in the classroom.

It’s so easy to make a geoboard to build shapes and work on hand-eye coordination with toddlers and preschoolers. This would be a fun quiet activity if you have a bored preschooler  on your hands.

## What Is A Geoboard?

A geoboard is a mathematical tool used to create different shapes like triangles and polygons. It’s an important tool used in schools to help teach basic geometry to elementary aged kids. Kids can learn about symmetry by using the grid, pegs and stretch bands to experiment with line segments, geometrical concepts as an open-ended educational tool or follow instructions on pattern cards.

## How To Make Your Very Own Geoboard

### Step 1

Cover one side of the foam board in Mod Podge and attach a sheet of graph paper.

### Step 2

Once it’s dry, cut the board/paper to fit.

### Step 3

Paint the sharp end of a map pin with Mod Podge, and push it into the foam board. Keep adding pins to the board at even intervals.

### Step 5

Wrap rubber bands around the pin heads to create different shapes. My son loves this activity — we’ve tried making different scenes, like houses and trains. I’ll ask him to make certain shapes using certain colored rubber bands.

## Finished GeoBoard

It’s such a great learning activity!

You could also make some shape monsters  for another shape activity!

# Make a Geoboard

Make your own geoboard to learn about shapes, geometry, colors, and practice fine motor skills. This budget-friendly geoboard craft is great for kids of all ages especially: preschoolers, kindergarten kids, and elementary aged kids.

• Map pins
• Foam board
• Graph paper
• Mod Podge
• Paint brush
• Rubber bands

## Instructions

1. Cover one side of the foam board in Mod Podge and attach a sheet of graph paper.
2. Once it’s dry, cut the board/paper to fit.
3. Paint the sharp end of a map pin with Mod Podge, and push it into the foam board. Keep adding pins to the board at even intervals.
5. Wrap rubber bands around the pin heads to create different shapes.

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What shapes are you going to make with your geoboard?

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