We’re at Day Nineteen of our Stay at Home, Screen free Activities programme and today we’re looking at brilliant ways to play with blocks.
Brilliant ways to play with blocks
For today’s block play, any kind of blocks will do. Whether you’ve got LEGO bricks, wooden blocks, big pebbles from the garden or you want to freeze blocks of ice, try one for these ideas for creative construction play.
Nature makes the best blocks! Have you ever tried building stone cairns?
Found all over the world, marking special places and used since ancient times, they’re also lots of fun to make with your children.
Rocks and pebbles make great loose parts to add to your block corner too.
For an alternative to traditional blocks, try building with ice. It brings an extra sensory dimension to the play and is great for making sculptures with.
You can give your existing blocks a great twist with chalkboard paint. Click though to see how we use our chalkboard blocks for imaginary play and story telling.
Try this fun finger gym idea using unit blocks and marbles to help your children develop their fine motor skills.
Add creativity and literacy to your construction corner with these printable building challenge cards. Perfect building prompts for play dough, blocks, clay and loose parts.
Use my math towers printable to build math skills with blocks.