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.
Make Your Own Geoboard
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.
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Supplies You Need to Make a Geoboard
Video: How To Make A Geoboard
How To Make Your Very Own Geoboard
Cover one side of the foam board in Mod Podge and attach a sheet of graph paper.
Once it’s dry, cut the board/paper to fit.
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.
Allow to dry, and you’re ready to start adding shapes!
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.
It’s such a great learning activity!
You could also make some shape monsters for another shape activity!
- Map pins
- Foam board
- Graph paper
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Rubber bands
- Cover one side of the foam board in Mod Podge and attach a sheet of graph paper.
- Once it’s dry, cut the board/paper to fit.
- 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.
- Allow to dry, and you’re ready to start adding shapes!
- Wrap rubber bands around the pin heads to create different shapes.
More Crafts and Activities To Learn Shapes From Kids Activities Blog
- Use fun shapes like circles and triangles to make this fun craft.
- Learn about shapes with this fun shape matching game.
- Check out these straw crafts for kids.
- Check out this math game: hands on geometric shapes game.
- Count and learn basic shapes with this preschool math game.
- Love this geoboard craft? Then try this shape making activity.
- Can you find all the shapes in nature?
What shapes are you going to make with your geoboard?