I have been teaching my son how to use the geoboard since he was a year old.
Geoboard activities open up a lot of opportunities for me to teach 📝 my kids about symmetry, patterns, and several other topics.
These activities act as an ideal helping hand in improving your little one’s motor and memory 🧠 skills. It also helps to improve their focus.
Recently, my daughter has also started joining us for these amazing activities.
I remember that my mother told me that if a child finds learning something uninteresting 🥱, then we should teach them by means of entertaining activities. Taking this piece of advice, I have taught several concepts to my son through the following geoboard activities.
Interesting Geoboard Activities For Your Kids
Geoboards have always been a way of learning new concepts as well as enjoying 😉 interesting activities.
My son is about eight years old, and there are lots of things left for me to teach him through geoboard activities. He loves ❤️ spending time being engrossed in the geoboard.
Read on to discover some of the amazing geoboard activities I enjoy with my kids.
Learn the Alphabet and Numbers
I use geoboards to teach my kids the alphabet 🔠 and numbers.
I love reciting the alphabet with them while designing the same on the geoboard. My kids not only brush up their motor skills 💪 through this activity, but it also helps them memorize the alphabet precisely.
I also teach them to create numbers, count the numbers, and also represent them on the geoboard.
If you don’t have a geoboard at home, you can overturn a cupcake 🧁 tray and use the compartments to make an awesome geoboard.
Let’s Make Animals
This one has been a favorite in my house. My son loves creating animals 🐼 using elastics on the geoboard.
It demands quite a bit of his hard work. The proud and happy expression on his face when he completes making a bunny 🐰 or a monkey 🐒 on the geoboard is priceless.
You can also buy a set of task cards to make this activity more interesting.
Shapes and Fun
Shapes are an integral part of a kid’s academics. I have a whole list of amazing activities to teach my kids about different shapes, but using a geoboard to do so is still my favorite one.
I love teaching my daughter how to make triangles 🔺️, squares ⬛️, circles 🔵 and all other shapes using elastics on a geoboard.
My son has already mastered this skill. We often make a new shape using a bunch of other shapes. For example, we join two triangles 🔺️ to form a square on the geoboard.
You can also teach them how to make abstract shapes or design shapes within shapes on a geoboard.
For example, you can teach them to design a smaller square or triangle within a big square 🔼 on the geoboard.
I have always found symmetry to be an interesting topic for kids. We make impression paintings 🖼 at home using the concept of symmetry.
Why not use this concept to create something amazing on the geoboard?
My son and I love making butterflies 🦋, flowers 💐, and smileys ☺️ on the geoboard. I prepare half of the design and guide my son through the process of completing the other half of it.
You can teach your kids about symmetrical designs of numbers(for example, the number ‘8’) or alphabets(for example, the alphabet ‘X’).
Build a Hut
Now, this one is going to make your little one tired. Building a hut 🛖 is not an easy job, but it’s interesting to make one on a geoboard.
I teach them to make a triangle 🔺️ to create the roof of the hut, followed by a square ⬛️ to create the body of the hut.
We also add windows 🪟 and doors 🚪 by creating square and rectangular designs on the geoboard to add the detailing to the design.
Snowflakes on the Geoboard
I have always been mesmerized by the amazing structural design of a ❄️ snowflake.
Did you know that there are several variations in the design of a snowflake ❄️ depending on a huge number of environmental factors?
I take the reference of a snowflake design my kids like from the internet, and we recreate the same design using elastics on the geoboard. This is an amazing 👏 way to teach your kids about lines, symmetry, and patterns.
Halloween and Geoboard
I have figured out an innovative way of using the pumpkins 🎃 during Halloween for geoboard activities.
I just use massive pegs and elastics to make a geoboard out of a pumpkin.
My kids are extremely curious about it and keep themselves busy making several designs on it during the spooky 👻 season.
The structure of the pumpkin also encourages them to imagine new designs to suit the surface of the pumpkin geoboard.
I also use a foam ball ⚪️ or a paper globe and buttons to make an amazing geoboard for my kids.
Log or Stump Geoboards
Now, this one is an unmissable activity in my household during a picnic or a camping 🏕 trip.
I prepare a geoboard for my kids using a log or a stump and a few nails.
This makes an amazing outdoor activity 😍 which improves the motor skills and focus of children.
Please keep your kids under strict supervision ☠️ during this activity to prevent any kind of mishaps.
Corkboard Geoboard and Light Table Geoboards
My kids were quite bored using their old geoboards, so I tried to discover some new ones.
I just need a light 💡 table and a clear transparent geoboard for this activity. I place the clear geoboard on the light table and encourage my little ones to create designs of alphabets or animals on it.
I bought a unique and colorful corkboard geoboard for my son. You can also get one easily in any store or buy it online.
My son and I also made a Lego geoboard using the blocks.
You can also use big buttons 🔘 on the geoboard if your toddler finds it difficult to deal with the elastics.
Christmas Tree on the Geoboard
I remember last year we managed to make a huge geoboard for my kids using ideas 💡 on the internet.
We just needed some screws and a huge piece of cardboard to make a huge geoboard on the wall.
My kids and I invested a lot of focus and dedication in designing a huge Christmas 🎄 tree on it.
Not only did we have a great time 🥰 making the design, but my kids also learned a lot about color coordination, patterns, and lines. It also helped my kids brush up on their fine motor skills.
Match the Letters
I love this geoboard activity. I stick the labels of capital letters 🔠 and small letters 🔡 randomly on the geoboard. You can also use stickers of the alphabet for this purpose.
I encourage my little ones to match the capital letter(for example, the letter ‘A’) with the corresponding small letter(for example, the letter ‘B’) using an elastic.
It helps them to memorize all the alphabets while improving their fine motor skills and focus.
Instead of matching alphabets, you can also encourage your little ones to match numbers 🔢 in ascending or descending order.
Geoboard Apps and Learning Centers
In today’s age of technology📱, I believe in using it smartly for the benefit of my kids.
I love teaching 📝 them how to use a geoboard by means of amazing apps offering several geoboard activities.
I also encourage my kids to take part in workshops organized by learning centers to help them learn about geoboard activities.
You should also use these initiatives as amazing learning opportunities for your child.
Learn About Fractions, Area, and Perimeter
If your little one is old enough to grasp the concepts of fractions, area, and perimeter, then the geoboard will come in handy 😉 while teaching them.
Geometry and Mensuration become super interesting with a geoboard. My kids get a clear idea 💡 of all the concepts while refining their fine motor skills during this activity.
Roll the Dice
My kids love this activity and leave me surprised 😮 with their unique imagination.
I ask them to roll a dice 🎲 and represent the number on the top side of the dice on the geoboard.
A single number can be represented in several ways on the geoboard. Every time my son comes up with a new way or array or representing a number.
Sometimes, I use two pieces of 🎲 dice. I encourage them to throw both at the same time, add the numbers on the top side of each dice, and represent the result on the geoboard.
Pattern on the Geoboard
Geoboards are undoubtedly one of the best ways to teach my kids about patterns.
I teach them how to make symmetrical patterns, complex patterns, or snake 🐍 patterns wriggling all over the geoboard.
Learn About Constellations
I am very fond of constellations and stars. I deeply cherish my childhood memories of counting stars 🌟 with my parents on the terrace.
I love to count the stars with my kids, tell them about all the constellations in the sky, and marvel at the moon’s 🌙 stunning beauty.
My son is very enthusiastic to learn 📝 about constellations, and I find a geoboard as one of the best ways to teach him.
To extend a helping hand to his imagination, I guide him through designing unique constellations on the geoboard.
In summary, these geoboard activities help my kids to improve themselves in many ways.
Geoboard activities are an ideal 💯 way of challenging a kid’s imagination. It helps them discover new ways of thinking 💡 and processing patterns, numbers, and digits.
My children come up with new solutions every time I present a geoboard challenge to them. I hope 😇 these activities will help your children, too.
Let me know if you like these activities in the comments below.
I’m a former teacher with a background in child development and a passion for creating engaging and educational activities for children. I strongly understand child development and know how to create activities to help children learn and grow. Spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, and volunteering in my community.