Kids love to work with wood and after talking about safety, they made their own personal geoboards today. They use our geoboard wall all the time and I knew they would love a small one of their own, especially one they made all by themselves.
The wood was cut ahead of time, about a 6 X 6 square that was 1.25 inches thick.
The children sanded the edges and marked the locations for the screws with a pencil.
There's so much to learn . . . keeping it straight, applying downward pressure, pressing the trigger slowly, fitting the bit into the screw just right, reversing if it goes crooked, holding the wood, etc.
The screws were 1 1/2 inches long and were just the right length.
The children screwed them in very carefully using the power drill.
Then it was time to add the rubber bands . . . and PLAY !
You may notice some screws not perfectly straight or not in a straight line, or some may be crowded in the middle of the wood. . .but all that does not matter.
The children do not see all that.
They see something useful and fun that they made all by themselves, the way they wanted to make it. Here's to the children!
This would make a great gift for a child with the supplies gathered together as a KIT , for them to make and play with once finished. If I was making it for a gift, or if only a couple of children were making them, I would make the wood larger . . . 8 -12 inches square :)
A fun suggestion for Handmade Holiday . . . and Hands On Homeschool Blog carnival