::: geo boards – made by the children!
We have just one geo board at kinder which we made about three years ago … sad, we know!
The children of 2010 have used this board …
a lot more than the children in the past so we decided it was time to make some more.
Only this time we wanted the children to make them … not us!
We picked up some lengths of pine timber from Reverse Art Truck over the week-end and brought in the hand saw so the children could cut the timber up.
We don’t have a vice unfortunately but these large clamps worked beautifully.
Once we helped the children to get started they were off and very determined to complete the job themselves.
We find our children just LOVE doing “real work”.
Once the timber was cut up it was time to sand off the splinters.
Instead of just banging nails in anywhere we asked the children to mark out a plan on the wood as to where they wanted their nails to go …
and see if they could hammer their nails in place!
They did an amazing job.
These children continue to blow us away every single day!
Some children chose to paint their geo boards …
while others were just too keen to get down to the business of playing with them.
Throughout this project lots of play based learning took place …
with new language like ‘geometric’, maths concepts, physical activity, hand eye co-ordination, patience, turn taking and sharing of equipment.