I have been eyeing some geoboards for a while now and finally got the mojo to make one. About 3 months ago! I am still a bit surprised I hadn’t shared it yet.
Check out our “twist” geoboard!
You will need the following for this Geoboard.
- a piece of wood of your choice size
- some nails
- a marker and ruler to measure out spacing
- and a hammer to hammer the nails in
- spray paint of choice color
I followed the easy to make instructions and made 3. Then I took my geoboard outside and sprayed 2 silver and one white.
So I know that a geoboard has a certain function by having the kids use their fingers to make shapes and help develop some skills by stretching and making shapes. But what about my youngest? (She will eat the rubber bands!)
She loves to copy her brothers and how can I leave her out of our exciting new toy that her brother was really enjoying?
My solution: PASTA
I choose to use the wood and nail geoboard for the length of the nail. It is perfect to add many layers of rubber bands / elastics and as it turns out pasta fits nicely too!
This is my 4 year old’s creation. I made 3 geoboards, one for each kid, below is a second on its side.
More than JUST a Geoboard!
Each of these have another way to make or use a geoboard. Pretty exciting stuff!
- DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops from Crayon Box Chronicles
- How to make a Geoboard! from Teach Beside Me
- DIY Simple Geo Board for Fine Motor Skills by Little Bins for Little Hands
- Push Pin Geoboard: Made by Child! by Hands On as we grow
- Cork Board Letters by No Time for Flash Cards
- Math Fun with a Chalkboard Geoboard by B-inspired Mama
- Geoboard Light Table Play; Letters & Shapes by Where Imagination Grows
If DIY is not so much your thing, Amazon also offers many Geoboards!