Make your own Geo-board!

Updated: Oct 4


So proud of my two older children today who have made their own Geo-boards, Sawing, sanding, measuring and hammering in the nails. We will be using these geo boards for our homeschooling and you will probably be seeing a lot more of these guys on here.

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It’s definitely been a challenge trying to come up with a rhythm and opportunities to learn that incorporates a 1 year old, 8 year old and 12 year old. But I think we are going to get off to a good start!


You will need


Some wood (we used 25mm MDF which we had available in the shed)

Nails

A hammer

A Saw

Sandpaper

Some muscles.


How to make your own.


Decide how big you want your Geo Board to be.We wanted ours 15 x 15 points. We had 2cm between points, which meant that the board needed to be 32cm x 32cm. We marked out the measurements and let got to work with the saw.



Once we had sawn the board, the children sanded the edges until they were rounded and smooth. They then used a ruler to mark out 2cm points along all the edges before joining the dots with horizontal and vertical lines, this made a grid which we used as a guide to hammer our nails.


The results were pretty amazing, but the most amazing thing by far is the satisfaction of making, of seeing a process through from start to finish and the joy making their own learning materials brought them. The magic of purposeful work.


Have a go at making some learning resources yourself I would love to see how you get on!


K x

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