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Freebie Friday- Geoboard Activity Printable Pack

I’m so excited. I’ve learned how to make printable packs! I only have a thirty day trial of Adobe Acrobat, but maybe I can work hard this month and save a few packs for the year!

A few years ago, Super Dad made these Geoboards for the kids. You can buy them at a school supply store or make them yourself. Either way, I do think they are a valuable tool to have on hand. Kids learn to manipulate shapes, cause and effect, shape recognition and much more. My kids love to make guitars out of them!

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Little Sis worked with the Geoboard activities the other day. She tried to match the pattern on the paper with her rubberbands on the geoboard. She’s only four and it was a little tough at first, but she got the hang of it.

IMAG4066I laminated the geoboard cards and let Little Sis trace the patterns after she worked with the board for a while. I’ve included a blank template in the pack. Big Brother likes to make his own “blueprints” on the template and then create them on the geoboard.

From ages 4-8, the geoboard cards have been beneficial in our home. I hope you enjoy them. Click on the link BELOW the image to download the 10 page pack.

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Click on the Link to download Printable Pack ————–>Geoboard Printable Pack

Happy Friday!!!

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More Do It Yourself Math Manipulatives



Geoboards are great for exploring shapes- how they are formed and how they work together. Most elementary classrooms have geoboards included in with their math supplies.

You can pick up geoboards at your local school supply store, find them on ebay… Or, if you are on a tight budget and have some scrap wood at home…make it yourself.

I happen to have a husband who is very handy at building things and has an ever increasing pile of scrap wood in the garage. He was happy to oblige when I presented the geoboard project to him.

How to make your own Geoboard:
– Cut a piece of plywood in a 10 x 10 square.
– evenly space 25 nails (my husband did screws because they would be more durable) in a 5 x 5 square.

That’s it! Give the board to your child with a handful of rubber bands for some open ended exploration.

We’ve talked about how you can start with a triangle or a square and stretch it to a rectangle or trapezoid or parallelogram, etc. The kids have really enjoyed playing with their boards- this morning, they turned them into “guitars” and made “beautiful music.”

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