Lil’ Red is at the right age to learn more then your basic shapes of circles and squares. A great way to this is with lots of hands-on learning. Since we own a homemade geoboard I thought this would be a great way to learn shapes.
I found some free printables to work as a guide to show him how to make various shapes. I found geoboard printables that were full sheet or multiple per page of paper. As soon as Lil’ Red saw the paper he wanted to create a house.
Off we set to create the house. We used some stretchy hair bands from Walmart because they don’t snap or break as easy as rubber bands plus these were on clearance!
I tried to get him interested in creating the double square or the boat but he only wanted to create the house over and over again all day long.
More Geoboard fun:
Perimeter and Area Geoboard Exploration from Life Over C’s
Stick It Anywhere Geoboard from Adventures of Adam
Learning Shapes with a Geoboard from Something 2 Offer
Symmetry from Kidz Activities