DIY Pattern Building Blocks: An Awesome STEM Activity for Kids! - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
These simple pattern blocks are easy to make, and they have been a huge hit with my kids! There are so many ways to learn and discover with this fun hands-on STEM toy. Every time we think that we have found all the patterns we find another one! Make these blocks with wooden cubes, paint, […]
Snego blocks are made from salvaged wood and natural dyes
A pair of Swedish designers have created a set of multi-faceted wooden building blocks called Snego that have been coloured with fruit and vegetable dyes
this is going to be a post of little words - but many images... ideas for contruction - up, out and with many materials - and I have by no means come close to exhausting the possibilities and material choices with paper - to make bridges, curls - whatever you can imagine and test... with curlers with play-dugh and ice-cream spoons curlers again play-dough and bit of plastic (from packages that are delivered - the band that goes round) with tubes and old discs with magnets in lines and lines…
The students made their own blueprints and then constructed their creations using blocks during a unit on construction. You will need to prepare paper shaped like the various blocks you have in your classroom.
A Reggio Emilia-Inspired Classroom using a mirror in the block play area so children can see themselves while building. This also allows children to easily see their constructions from all angles.
How to Set Up the Blocks Center in an Early Childhood Classroom - Pocket of Preschool
How to set up the blocks center in your early childhood classroom (with ideas, tips, and book list) plus block center freebies
10 SIMPLE IDEAS TO ENHANCE BLOCK PLAY
Blocks are an important part of all Early Childhood classrooms and are also an important educational toy to have at home. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours and children of all ages love to build, create and play with them. Playing with blocks provides excellent learning opportunities for children from problem solving, language and social skills, maths skills and creativity to name just a few. As a teacher, I change the materials to enhance the block play frequently…
Winter Pattern Blocks
I love using pattern blocks in the classroom. They can be used to teach so many skills including visual discrimination, identifying shapes and counting. They are such an engaging, hands on resource for students to use, helping to make their learning come to life. Recently, we have an a lot of fun with pattern block shape pictures. We began using large pictures, where we were just matched the picture. After we built a picture, we then counted each of the shapes that were in this picture. This…
Lesson plans, activities and ideas for kindergarten classrooms, including math problem-solving, reading workshop, writer's workshop, inquiry-based science journals, literacy centers and more!
100 Invitations to Build
Inspire the kids to create with 100 Invitations to Build, a free printable filled with fun & unusual building materials inspired by Iggy Peck, Architect.
Up! transforms your construction play from blocks to rockets
World architecture printables, famous monument printables, construction play ideas, printables for the block center
Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards
Learn the alphabet the hands-on way - by building letters with wooden blocks! Use our free printable alphabet cards for inspiration.