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6 Math Activities for Kids Using School Unit Blocks

Today’s post has math activities for kids using blocks shared by Faigie of EduArt 4 Kids. The reason I call these blocks “school unit blocks” is because these are the type of blocks that are most often found in early childhood classrooms and centers. They can, however, definitely be purchased for use at home. I know, as I purchased […]

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Listening Activity with Blocks

A listening activity was much needed… I hate to admit how bad my kids have been at listening lately. They totally either tune me out completely or just plain ignoring me unless I’m yelling at them. And I hate that. Completely hate it. I figured it was time we actually work on their listening skills […]

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Recognizing & Building with Letter Blocks

With this letter block activity, I built on George’s current knowledge of letters and stuck them into something he always loves! Blocks! Last week for the Summer Reading Series with A Mom with a Lesson Plan [she's sharing a book report template today!], I shared the beginning stage of introducing letters with a fun and […]

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Learning Patterns with Blocks

Henry loves to pattern. Once he began learning patterns, he calls them out all the time. Everything seems to have a pattern, I swear! But… I noticed something. Henry only knows how to pattern with colors. Maybe he did know how to do it other ways… which I now know that he now does. But […]

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Learning with Blocks: Shapes & Colors

I went back to the basics for George to learn shapes and colors with a block activity since he’s been all about the blocks lately. A very fast setup [excuse the scribbles on the paper!]. While the boys were busy scribbling, I traced a few blocks in different shapes onto a large piece of butcher […]

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Pick up Blocks! A Fine Motor Activity

This is a quick block activity to promote fine motor skills for the toddlers that just loves blocks! Add in an everyday item such as your kitchen tongs, and it makes it fun and exciting to just pick up blocks! Block activities have been a top choice for the boys lately. But cleaning up the blocks really […]

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Building with Blocks & Technology

Using the iPad as a guide for building with blocks brings technology into a real hands on activity. Photos can be taken of any tower of blocks to rebuild! What’s awesome is that once you get your child started with this activity, they’ll likely want to build more towers to take photos of to use […]

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10 Top Toys for Builders

The boys have been building and construction fanatics lately. And I’ve come to realize that instead of more and more toys to add to our collection of toys that never get played with. I’d rather have a toy that can be added onto to make it bigger and better in the years to come. Blocks […]

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Counting with Dice & Blocks

  With just some blocks and a pair of dice, Henry practiced one to one correspondence counting, as well as building towers! And even a little bit of patterning, all on his own! We did a similar activity with our blocks and ABC Mat as well, the dice were a new thing to Henry. I […]

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A Clean Up Method: Blocks Transport

Does this look familiar to you? A tub of blocks, dumped out all over the floor? This constantly happens in our house. Any tub of toys gets dumped out in its entirety. Blocks are very common to be strewn about the floor. And this time it happened while I was trying to get dinner on […]