We’ve been exploring geoboards again lately. Making all kinds of geoboard art, mostly. But there are a lot more geoboard activities you can do, too.
In case you don’t know, geoboards rock. Seriously.
And the more I’ve looked into activities on the the internet, the more I’m convinced of this. I mean, Lite Brite geoboards? Hello!!
So, since I’ve been looking for geoboard activities and ideas for myself and my kids as well as my upcoming kids’ art class, I thought I’d share some fun ones with you, too.
21 Geoboard Activities and Ideas for Kids
We’ll start with where to buy geoboards and how to make your own (there’s a wide variety of surfaces, pegs, and even bands you can use!). Then I’ll share some fun art and design ideas to try as well as some great math, science, and even literacy activities for the geoboard.
Where to Buy Geoboards
There are lots of geoboard sets available out there, small and big.
We use this set of six large (9 inch), double-sided geoboards and love them. The pegs are in a triangular formation on one side and square formation on the reverse. They come with rubber bands, although obviously you can also buy your own for cheap from most stores.
How to Make Geoboards (7 Ways!)
You can make your own geoboards with a variety of surfaces and pegs:
1.) Foamcore + pushpins (on Babble Dabble Do)
2.) Wood + nails (on hellobee)
3.) Styrofoam + a variety of items (on Picklebums)
4.) Styrofoam + golf tees & glow bands (on Meri Cherry)
5.) Pegboard + bolts (on Crayon Box Chronicles)
6.) Corkboard + pushpins (on An Everyday Story)
7.) Cardboard + buttons (by @acraftyliving on Instagram)
You can also try different “bands” on your finished geoboard:
- Rubber bands, of course
- Yarn or string
- Fabric loops
- Hair elastics
- Loom bands (those tiny rubber bands used for that loom bracelets fad)
Now that I’ve shared where to buy geoboards and more than a few tutorials for making your own, here is a whole list of geoboard activities to try.
6 Art & Design Geoboard Activities for Kids
1.) Create representational pictures with the rubber bands (on The Artful Parent)
2.) Make geometric configurations (on hello, Wonderful)
3.) Make abstract geoboard art with found objects (on Picklebums)
4.) String art geometry (on Babble Dabble Do)
5.) Use geoboards to make stars and snowflakes (on Little Bins for Little Hands)
6.) Heart art (on Little Bins for Little Hands)
6 Geoboard Activities for Math & Science
1.) Make constellation geoboards (on Babble Dabble Do)
2.) Learn about 3D shapes (on Maths with Geoboards)
3.) Learn how to create simple shapes (on How We Montessori)
4.) Create symmetrical snowflakes (on Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls)
5.) Learn about area and perimeter with geoboards (on Life Over C’s with printable recording sheet)
6.) Try these multiplication circles? (on Lemon Lime Adventures)
2 Geoboard Activities for Literacy
1.) Practice number and letter sequencing (on An Everyday Story)
2.) Geoboard alphabet (by Cardboard Dad on PBS Kids)
How about you? Are you ready to give geoboards a try with your kids?
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