Using Geoboard In Your Homeschool

Every month included with out Mother Goose Time curriculum are 2 different manipulatives, I have done a post showing just some of the great manipulatives we have received over time. This month we received geoboard, which the boys loved. We did “finger jumping” during our fitness week that the boys spent hours doing. I thought it would be fun to come up with a bunch of different activities for them to do using the geoboard since they enjoyed them so much, I love finding ways to extend the learning of activities for the kids. Plus it’s great fine motor strengthening playing with geoboard!!

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10 Different Geoboard Activities For Kids

  1. Making different shapes on the geoboards and talk about how they are alike and different.
  2. Learning perimeter of a shape.
  3. Making letters or numbers on the geoboards.
  4. Make lines of different lengths discuss which ones are shorter/shortest, long/longer/longest etc.
  5. Learn horizontal and parallel, interesting, perpendicular.
  6. Learn about different types of triangles (equilateral, isosceles, scalene, and right).
  7. Make patterns.
  8. Make as many of the same shape as you can fit on the geoboard.
  9. Make a shape and then make a reflection of the shape.
  10. Make the biggest and smallest of a certain shape that you can make.

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They had so much fun trying to make the “biggest” triangle they could make without letting the rubber band break. Geoboard-In-Homeschool Geoboard-In-Homeschool Geoboard-In-Homeschool
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The circular side we worked on making a clock and practiced telling time.

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What fun activities do your kids do using geoboards? Leave me a comment letting me know, I would love to hear from you!!

 


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Comments

  1. What cute little grin!!! His smile says it all:). Thank you for sharing!!

  2. Love the ideas and how they can be adapted to a variety of ages. We just did lines of symmetry with my third grader.

    • Leslie,
      That’s how we try to do things around here, adapt the activity for different ages and still make learning fun! Lines of symmetry would be great to do with this. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!

  3. I’ve been looking for ideas for how to use my geoboard and I saw your post today on Lisa at Squishable Baby’s Homeschool Link-up. What perfect timing! Thanks for sharing.
    Tina

  4. I haven’t thought about geoboards since I was a kid! Thanks for jogging my brain about them. It looked like your kids had a blast learning.

    • Catherine,
      I will miss the day when my kids no longer enjoy learning using hands on methods!! My boys sure did have a blast using them, what boy doesn’t love using rubber bands though lol. Thanks for stopping by, have a blessed week!!

  5. Fun ideas! We have geoboards and we love them but I usually just put them out as an open ended activity because I’m never quite sure what to do with them.

    • Joanne,
      Thank you! We love finding ways to extend our learning. I’m glad I was able to provide you with some ideas to be able to do with them with your kids. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful week!

  6. I recognize the geoboards from Mother Goose Time. We use that and my living room is currently covered in multi-colored rubberbands. Great ideas. thanks.

    • Jennifer,
      We LOVE Mother Goose Time, it’s bittersweet that my boys will be too old to use the program for much longer. I have been dragging it out as long as we can. Their program is just such a blessing for parents! LOL we had rubber bands everywhere too. I’m glad your were able to find some good ideas. Thanks for stopping by, have a great week!

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