STEM Geoboard Challenges

Dec 20, 2018

Activity for ages 4 to 8.

These geoboard STEM challenges are an amazingly simple tool for stretching kids’ design, engineering, and measurement skills. 

Snag your 10 free STEM challenges below and then hop over to grab our best selling Toothpick STEM Structures too!

Getting Ready

Prepping the activity was quick and easy!

I printed the pages on cardstock to give them added durability and cut along the grey lines to separate the pieces.

Then I grabbed our geoboards and a handful of rubber bands.

We were ready to play learn!

STEM Geoboard Challenges

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but my stash of geoboards sat on the shelves for YEARS collecting dust. 🙈

I didn’t really know how I could make them engaging for kids and I was too busy trying to keep up on my to do list to dive in and figure it out.

I soooo wish I had these challenge cards back then!⁣

To play, kids grabbed one card at a time and recreated it on their geoboard with rubber bands.

They had to count pegs, think about angles… they worked on so many geometry skills at once!

Extension Activity

Stretch students who are ready for a challenge by having them draw mini models of their creations on the record sheet to practice scaling!

You can even have them create their own design in the box in the bottom right corner!

It’s such an easy way to differentiate for kids who can take it further.

Snag Your Set

Click the blue download button below to grab your 10 free geoboard cards and then hop over to snag our best selling Toothpick Structures too!

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2 Comments

  1. Athena

    Hi! Where do purchase your geoboards and rubber bands from?

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • Ashley

      Hi Athena,
      Thanks for reaching out.
      We usually order the geoboards and rubber bands from Amazon.
      If you’d like a direct link, email me at hello@playdoughtoplato.com and I’d be happy to help you!
      Warmly,
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      Reply

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