A toy for the whole family with games and play.
To Play the triangle game. The object is to jump pegs and leave only one peg at the end of the game.
1. Place 14 pegs in the 15 holes of the triangle. Leave any one open that you choose.
2. Jump one peg over another peg into the open hole. You can jump across, down or diagonally as long as you jump in a straight line.
3. Continue to do so until you can't jump any more pegs.
4. Figure out what the strategy is to leave as few pegs as possible.
Store the pegs in a small dish or basket with the peg board on the shelf
Developmental Interaction with the Peg Board
Babies (with adult supervision) can take out the pegs. Destruction is easier than construction.
Name other toys babies can take things out of.
Toddlers like to take pegs out and try to put them back in. Play match the peg color. Count pegs as you take them out. Toddlers can't do it but they will listen and learn the words of counting.
What other games can they play with matching.
Preschoolers can play match the colors in a line of pegs. Put 3 to 5 pegs on one line and they can make a matching line under it.
As they get older, you can make a line of 3 to 5 pegs, have the child look at them, remove them and then see if the child can copy the line from visual memory.
Write down some other kinds of patterns besides lines.
4, 5 and 6 year olds can make geometric shapes and write letters with the pegs. They can learn to play tic tac toe.
Name some geometric shapes that they could make?
Elementary school children can make designs, practice addition and subtraction, and learn simple multiplication and division operations. They can learn the triangle game as well.
Parents can practice their own homework on the peg board, too.
How could you use the pegboard to learn about perimeter and area?
Peg Board Materials List