Today for sensory centers we’re learning how to make a thought-provoking shape center: Pegboard Designs!
To make these pegboards, you will need:
- Foam, cardboard, or cork board
- Tumb tacks
- Rubber bands
- Hot glue
- Ruler (Optional)
- Shape prompt cards
- Decide how many rows and columns of tacks you wish to have on your board. A standard board is 5 X 5, 25 tacks in all.
- Lay out your board by pushing the tacks into your foam, cardboard, or cork board. You can use a ruler and make marks to space them evenly if you want to be precise.
- Glue down each tack so that it doesn’t wiggle or come out of the board while the kids are playing with it.
- Print your shape prompt cards.
- Pass the board, rubber bands, and cards to the little ones. See how many shapes they can recreate.
This activity might be for a slightly older crowd, like preschoolers, but it’s good for teaching shapes, motor skills, and spacial awareness.