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DIY Geo-board

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Using everyday materials from the house

This was our afternoon set-up yesterday – it was so quick to create yet and Z loved helping to make one herself. Here’s what you need:

You will need:

  • Cork board (these are from IKEA)
  • Elastic bands
  • Drawing pins


  • Early maths skills
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Fine motor skills

I set up a basic grid on the cork board and invited Z to have a go at making shapes. There’s a few variations that you can try – for example I showed her how to make her initial, but as it was the first time we just experimented.

Recommended age: 3+

Please supervise closely!

Sian Thomas

Sian Thomas

Sian is the founder of Teach Investigate Play. She helps parents navigate the early years by providing meaningful and simple activities. She also owns 'Get Set Social Media' - a social media consultancy for small businesses. From the UK, now living in Vienna (via Australia). About page has more!

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