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Playing with geoboards is one of our favorite ways to work on fine motor skills.
They’re perfect for practicing letters and shapes or even just seeing what kinds of pictures you can create with a few rubber bands.
Now, we have an actual geoboard, several in fact in different sizes and colors, but sometimes it’s just way more fun to change things up with a homemade version and not only are these DIY geoboards super easy to make, they’ll provide you and your kids with hours of fine motor fun!
From buttons and bolts to light up pegs, there are so many creative ways to create your own geoboard. These are just a few of our favorites.
Creative DIY Geoboards
While making shapes on the geoboard is kind of a staple activity, have you ever tried making the shape the geoboard? Save the styrofoam the next time you have something shipped and you can do just that!
Oh, how I love turning some of our favorite activities portable so that you can take them with you when you’re on the go. This DIY travel geoboard is the perfect size for slipping into a backpack and keeping the kiddos busy and learning in the car or while you’re waiting at the doctor’s office.
Got a corkboard in the office that you’re not really using? Grab a few push pins and a few rubber bands and you’ve got instant entertainment!
Needing something a little bit smaller? Grab some small corkboard tiles and build an easy geoboard that your kids can adjust and manipulate however they like.
Don’t box yourself in thinking that push pins are the only thing you can use to add pegs to a geoboard! This dollar store geoboard is super simple and perfect for younger ones that can’t yet handle those pointy pins.
Y’all, I’m in love! Normally, when you think of geoboards, your mind immediately turns to push pins, nails, and other taller objects that can be used as pegs for the rubber bands. Well, not anymore! This super simple button geoboard is definitely going on our list of things to try this school year!
If there is one product that I remember vividly from my own childhood, it’s fabric loops. I could sit and turn those things into friendship bracelets for hours. This simple geoboard idea, however, is taking these classic items and putting them to new as a substitute for rubber bands.
Take your fine motor fun outside! This easy geoboard makes integrating nature into your math activity a breeze!
Who doesn’t love a good Light Bright session?! Quite a few of my younger days were spent sticking those pegs into those holes and seeing what my imagination could come up with. Your little ones have the chance to do the same with this awesome light bright geoboard!
Teach your kiddos about recycling and upcycling with this creative egg carton geoboard. As a bonus, you probably already have everything you need to make one of your own in your refrigerator right now.