Since creating our Glow In the Dark Pumpkin Geoboard I have been keen to make another geoboard. As this weeks #toolsforlearning theme is Geoboard I had the perfect excuse. I was determined to make our own Geoboard. However, I left it too late to get to the DIY store to purchase some nails and I didn’t have any suitable vegetables for our golf tees to be pushed into. I then remembered something I had purchased many months ago that would make a fantastic Stick It Anywhere Geoboard.
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Our Geoboard is made from Mini Plunger Holders. These small colourful rubber toilet plungers are meant to be use as a stand holder for your phone. They can be applied and removed very easily and come in packs of five. At first I attached twelve of the mini plungers onto our patio window in a 4×3 formation. I gave Adam a selection of Mini Hair Bobble Bands which he attached to his Stick It Anywhere Geoboard. The stretchy hair bobbles worked as an alternative to elastic bands or loom bands.
After playing with the Geoboard on the window for some time we had to go out for the day. Adam desperately wanted to take his Geoboard with him so he could carry on playing. Within a short time I made him a Geoboard Busy Bag. I attached nine of the Mini Plunger Holders to the inside of a metal lunchbox and popped several mini hair bobble bands into the lunchbox. All of the resources were securely in one place.
This meant Adam could continue playing with his Stick It Anywhere Geoboard on the move and at the doctors surgery. It didn’t take him long before Adam realised he could use the Geoboard to create letters. He experimented positioning the hair bobbles in different arrangements to create capital letters.
Our Geoboard Busy Bag kept Adam entertained and developed his fine motor skills. The activity developed his problem solving ability as he had to decide where to position the hair bobbles.
At the end of the activity we simply closed the lid. The mini plungers remained in place even when the lid was shut and Adam could continue playing with his Stick It Anywhere Geoboard Busy Bag whenever he wanted.
Check out these Geoboard activities as part of the #toolsforlearning series:
Perimeter and Area Geoboard Exploration from Life Over C’s
Learning Shapes with a Geoboard from Something 2 Offer
Symmetry from Kidz Activities
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