Friday, July 25, 2014

Muffin Tin Geoboard Fine Motor Activity

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Looking for fine motor geoboard activities for toddlers or preschoolers? Then grab some muffin tins and give this a try!

Setting up an activity for your child doesn't need to be complex or elaborate, by any means. And you certainly don't have to go out and buy anything special. 

Oftentimes, the best activities are ones that make use of the materials you already have on hand, such as this muffin tin geoboard activity. This quick and easy DIY geoboard makes for a simple fine motor activity for toddlers and preschoolers. Zero prep for you, but tons of fun for the kids.

Muffin tin geoboard activity for preschool

Make a DIY Geoboard Using a Muffin Tin!

I came up with this idea while brushing my hair and I'm still not really sure what sparked the idea. However, it turned out awesome. Plus, it only uses two materials!

For this fine motor activity, you'll need:

Fine motor activity for kids using muffin tins and rubber bands

You'll Love this Zero Prep Fine Motor Activity for Toddlers & Preschoolers

This fine motor activity ended up being just perfect for four year old J. He easily managed to put the rubber bands onto the bottom of the muffin tins.

Preschool fine motor activity using a DIY geoboard made from a muffin tin

Preschool fine motor activity using a DIY geoboard made from a muffin tin

Two year old K, on the other hand, needed assistance with this part. He found it really tricky to hold the rubber bands open while sliding it onto the muffin tin.

Fine motor activity for toddlers using rubber bands and muffin tins

Fine motor activity for toddlers using rubber bands

K did find the 24 mini muffin tin easier. Next, both boys worked together to turn the big muffin tin into a geoboard, creating patterns, shapes, and even some letters (of course!) with the rubber bands. 

DIY geoboard fine motor activity using muffin tins

DIY geoboard fine motor activity using muffin tins

Use a muffin tin as a DIY geoboard to work on fine motor skills

This activity required literally no prep on my part, but it turned out to be a fantastic fine motor exercise for both of my boys. Simple play for the win! YAY!

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This post is part of the Everyday Fine Motor Materials from A to Z series hosted by Still Playing School. You can see other posts in this series here

Looking for muffin tin activities for toddlers, preschoolers, or kindergarten kids? Then try this simple DIY geoboard idea using muffin tins!


  1. We haven't got into geoboards yet - but this is pretty cool!

    1. I guess this can be the perfect introduction for you then, George!

  2. I can't believe how easy this is to set up but I NEVER would have come up with it! So smart, Dyan!
    And I love the photo of his little hands in the purple rubber band!

    1. That photo is one of my favorites too! He tried so hard to get those rubber bands to cooperate!