Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Homemade Geoboard

When I came across this DIY geoboard, I just knew that I had to make one, especially since we have a lot of scrap pieces of wood in our garage.  I kept putting it off for months, but finally got around to making a geoboard of our own a couple of weeks ago.  And it cost me only $1 to make.

And Next Comes L: Homemade Geoboard

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To make your own, you need only a few simple materials:
  • A scrap piece of wood - Mine is a piece of a deck board that's about a foot long.  Yeah, more upcycling!
  • Clear push pins - I purchased a container of 100 push pins from the dollar store for $1, but I did not use them all.
  • Rubber bands - You can start collecting them, but I purchased a bag of 1000 from the dollar store for $1 and used about 20.  So basically it cost me a couple of pennies.
Sand any rough pieces on the wood, if needed.  You could also paint the wood at this point if you'd like.  Then tape a piece of graph paper on the piece of wood and gently push a pin through the paper and wood to create the layout of the geoboard.  After I removed the graph paper, I put pins in each hole marked using the graph paper.  Then I used a hammer to put the pins into the wood.

That's it.  Then it's ready for exploring math concepts and developing fine motor skills during play time!

Playing on a homemade geoboard from And Next Comes L
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17 comments:

  1. These are so cute!! Definitely going to try these. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. No problem. They are so easy to make. It took me five minutes, at most, to make.

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  2. I love this-what a frugal way to make a geoboard! Pinned :)

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  3. This looks like fun. I bet I would even enjoy playing with it, let alone my kids! :)

    I would love it if you would come link up at Artsy Play Wednesday - Kids' Craft Linky.

    http://www.babygiveawaysgalore.com/2013/06/artsy-play-wednesday-kids-craft-linky-65.html

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    1. I won't deny the fact that I enjoy playing with it a lot! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. LOVE this - fun idea! I'm featuring this on this week's Sunday Showcase - thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. I love Geoboards! Great post on how to make them so simply and affordably!

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    1. Geoboards are a lot of fun. I remember loving them as a kid. And thank you for your comment.

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  6. This is fantastic!!! I want to make one! Thanks for sharing at For the Kids Fridays. I am featuring you at this week's party! Hope to have you share again soon at Sun Scholars.

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    1. Thanks, Rachel! You should make one :)

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  7. I love this! I've thought about making a geoboard with push pins but Kept putting it off because it seemed like such a headache to get the pins evenly spaced. Graph paper - genius!Pinned.

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    1. Yes, graph paper made it so easy! Thanks for pinning.

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  8. Great idea! I pinned it to my DIY Sensorial Extensions Board at http://pinterest.com/debchitwood/diy-sensorial-extensions/

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  9. Love the idea and how it looks. These can be quite expensive. Yours looks good and was made without breaking the bank. Must make one for my kids now! :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I have no idea how much store bought ones are, but you certainly can't beat making one for $1. And you could make it any size you wanted.

      Good luck with yours!

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