Do you have young children preparing to go back to school? Are you looking for a DIY activity to do with them? Discover a craft and DIY activity: make a wooden Geoboard at home!
But what is a Geoboard?
Are you a fan of positive education and Montessori type concepts?
You will love the Geoboard!
The Geoboard is a fun tool that allows children to discover the world of geometry in space. This way children can acquire complex concepts in a fun way. The Geoboard allows them to develop their cognitive functions and the manipulation of objects in space.
With a Geoboard you will help your children to understand many concepts close to geometry in space:
- making flat shapes
- translation concepts
- of rotation
- reflection on the similarities
- right angles
- repeating patterns
- area and perimeter
But a Geoboard goes much further than that! It's not just about geometry and abstract concepts. A wooden Geoboard means developing your taste for discovery and your taste for manipulating objects.
Start making a DIY Geoboard
You're going to need a little bit of material to make your Geoboard with your kids:
- 1 wooden board
- 1 wood drill
- 1 wood drill bit
- A few wooden sticks
- Rubber bands
With Quark we took advantage of a little time during the summer to make a wooden Geoboard in our workshop. Find our tutorial video. This is the easiest way to see the entire manufacturing process. Don't worry if you have little equipment at home! You do not need to sand the wood with an electric sander for example. We started from a scrap of wood which was in very poor condition. But from your side you can take a more qualitative piece of wood. Just avoid splinters for children.
Do you want to try an online Geoboard?
If you are interested in the Geoboard but want to familiarize yourself with the concept first, we have a solution for you.
Check out this site: https://apps.mathlearningcenter.org/geoboard/
This is a small online application, it is easy to use and it will allow you to try out the functions of the Geoboard.
However, we must warn you that it will not be the same for your children. The whole point of a Geoboard lies in handling it, playing with physical elements.
Share a moment with your children
Building a Geoboard with your children is having fun and fun. It's a great way to make memories with them. And on top of that, creating a toy with your child will make this toy absolutely unique to them. It is an object of great sentimental value that he will keep for a long time by his side.So take the time to do this workshop with your child and build together your most beautiful memories
We are here for you
If you have any questions about making a wooden Geoboard, about the tools, or about the concepts around this wooden toy for kids, don't hesitate to us contact. We will be happy to support you in carrying out this workshop. If you want to create a workshop in a class with several children, we can also support you in this process. The manufacture of a Geoboard is really very simple. Believe us, you have to get started.
And at worst, a hole next to it... That will give it its charm
See you soon