This Christmas tree geoboard fine motor activity is so easy to make and not only looks gorgeous but is a fantastic way to strengthen little hand muscles in preparation for writing!
We really enjoy making creative fine motor skills activities so that they are fun and not a chore! We have so many now in the fine motor skills archives and we are in the process of uploading another 3 or 4 specifically related to Christmas so check back in a few days for the next instalment too!
To make this Christmas tree geoboard fine motor activity you need:
a large piece of cardboard (we always cut ours off packaging boxes!)
paint or chalk markers
I realise now that I didn’t take any pictures of this mid construction but it is very simple to make! Simply cut a Christmas tree shape from the cardboard, then paint it or colour it green. Draw some circles of different sizes onto the remaining cardboard using a chalk pen (these are so bright and dry super fast!) Otherwise use paint or markers. Then cut these out and attach them at evenly spaced intervals on the tree using split pins.
We also added a star shape to the top just for fun. Set the tree out with some rubber bands and let them start experimenting! I actually didn’t instruct my kids at all as this was so simple to see what to do. They really found it more tricky than they expected at first and enjoyed seeing how far they could stretch the bands around the shapes.
You can watch Miss 6 having a go in the video below!
This isn’t a true geobard in the sense that you can’t make as many different shapes with it as a regular grid pattern, but they really enjoyed it and were surprised when spaces like triangles and long, thin rectangles did start to appear!
You could also just use yarn to wrap around the shapes too!
The Christmas Tree geoboard is pretty as a Christmas ornament or decoration as well and now sites on our shelf!
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