Geoboard activities are a great option when it comes to engineering activities for preschoolers. I love creating fun geoboards with my students and at home, with my son. They’re an interesting (and FUN) way to incorporate early math skills into any preschool curriculum!
A geoboard usually incorporates pegs of some kind, along with rubber bands or loops. They’re used to explore a variety of math concepts such as shapes, counting, and area. Obviously, the concepts explore depend on the age of the child. Below are some awesome homemade geoboards and a variety of geoboard activities to try with them.
25 fun geoboard activities for kids to try
Use a pumpkin to create a geoboard | Fun-A-Day
Grab some styrofoam balls to make snowball geoboards | Fun-A-Day
Make tree geoboards for Christmas or a tree/plant theme | Fun-A-Day
Create a geoboard maze for toys and marbles | Fun-A-Day for B-Inspired Mama
Set out the bathmat for some geoboard play | How Wee Learn
Make constellation geoboards for a space theme | Babble Dabble Do
Or use constellation cards with a basic geoboard | School Time Snippets
Explore the food chain using a geoboard | B-Inspired Mama
Let the kiddos try out a light bright geoboard | And Next Comes L
Create letter puzzles with a simple geoboard | No Time for Flashcards
Explore a jack-o-lantern geoboard at home | Still Playing School
Use tons of household items and toys to make a crazy geoboard | Picklebums
Integrate pattern block shapes on a DIY geoboard | Twodaloo
Grab some crafting supplies for abstract art on the geoboard | Play Create Explore
Let the kiddos create a colorful geoboard to play on | Meri Cherry
Sort and match colors on a homemade geoboard | Learning 4 Kids
Use the back of a shelf to make a geoboard | Child Central Station
Break out the graph paper to make your own geoboard | Babble Dabble Do
Practice skip counting with a wooden geoboard | Life as a Schoolhouse
Make a snake-shaped geoboard for preschoolers | An Idea on Tuesday
Use buttons instead of pegs on a geoboard | Education.com
Add some loose parts to geoboard learning | Puzzles Family Day Care on Facebook
Use wood as the base of a natural geoboard | Fairy Dust Teaching
Set a translucent geoboard on the light table | Play at Home Mom
So many awesome geoboard activities to try! Which one will you try out first? Do you have any other geoboard activities to share? If so, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
Are you looking to create your own, unique version of a geoboard? Well, look no further. Check out the list below for some geoboard inspiration!
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- Thumb tacks
- Lite brites
- Flat tooth picks
- Rubber bands
- Golf tees
- Suction cups
- Straight pins
The materials above are just a few options for the “moving parts” of geoboards. You can get creative when it comes to the base! Use (or make!) something that relates to your current theme. Or just use something that the kids will love getting their hands on.
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