Blocks of Fun! 44 Block Activities for Preschoolers


I put together this list of lots of block activities for preschoolers and even toddlers using common blocks that are found in most homes – wooden blocks, Legos, and ABC blocks.

We tend to have blocks out a lot around here.

Whether its legos, or wooden blocks, or our ABC blocks [these are all affiliate links, thank you for your support!], we include them in a lot of the activities that we do.

Blocks are kind of a staple in most households, am I right? Boys and girls both like blocks. They’re a lot of fun!

Turns out, kids can learn a lot from these simple toys. But, what exactly?

Childhood 101 goes into some specifics of adding literacy to the block corner, and Picklebums gives us a little insight on why block play is so important to kids.

And I’ve collected some wonderful ways to play with blocks, so we can maximize our use of these awesomely, simple toys [aren't the simple toys the best because they can be used the most ways?].

Block activities for preschoolers -- using wooden blocks, Legos, and ABC blocks

Here are 44 block activities for preschoolers to do!

I’ve included 18 ideas for the simple wooden blocks, 17 activities for Legos [also includes Duplo or Mega Blocks], 4 learning activities for the ABC blocks, and I couldn’t leave out ideas to build with your blocks, so there’s 5 building activities for the kids as well.

Wooden Block Activities:

Counting & Building Towers activity for kids Velcro Block Activity for Kids
Counting & Stacking Towers
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Add Velcro to Blocks
Chasing Cheerios
Block Maze Activity for Kids Fill in the Block Shapes Activity for Kids
Block Maze
A Little Learning for Two
Fill in Block Shapes
The Activity Mom
Block Racing Game for Kids Block Dice Activity for Kids
Block Racing Game
Under the Big Top
Block Dice
A Little Learning for Two
Using Blocks on a Sticky Easel Measing Area with blocks learning activity
Blocks on a Sticky Easel
Teach Preschool
Measuring Area with Blocks
Kindergarten Lessons
Tower Building Contest Activity for Kids Floor Puzzle Activity with Blocks
Tower Building Contest
Mama Pea Pod
Floor Puzzles with Blocks
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Block Bowling Activity for Kids Block Shape Sorting Activity for Kids
Block Bowling
A Little Learning for Two
Block Shape Sorting
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sorting-blocks-as-a-graph unit-blocks
Sorting Blocks as a Graph
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6 Activities for Unit Blocks
Guest post by EduArt 4 Kids
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Building Towers to Match Photos
hands on : as we grow
Learn Letters with Letter Blocks
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counting-blocks-dice block-matching-activity
Counting with Blocks & Dice
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Matching Shapes Block Activity
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Lego or Duplo Block Activities:

Counting with legos learning activity Building Lego Letters Activity
Counting with Legos
Make, Do & Friend
Building Lego Letters
A Mommy’s Adventures
Duple Printing Activity for Kids
Spelling Words with Legos
This Reading Mama
Duplo Printing
Lego Puzzle Activity for Kids Baby Lego Painting Activity
Lego Puzzle Mix and Match
I Can Teach My Child
Baby Lego Painting
No Time For Flash Cards
Dental Hygiene lesson with lego blocks Lego Mazes Activity for Kids
Dental Hygiene with Lego Blocks
Mama Bee from the Hive
Lego Mazes
Lego Photos to rebuild activity for kids Testing lego structure stability activity fro kids
Lego Cards to Make
My Little Princess World
Test Structure Stability
Science Sparks
Lego Play Dough Prints for Kids 2012-04-11_62671
Lego Play Dough Prints
Toddler Approved
Lego Patterning
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Counting with Legos & writing letters with legos Kids Measuring with Legos
Lego Counting & Writing
Crayon Freckles
Lego Measuring
Lego Rainbow Activity for Kids Make Ice cubes in legos!
Lego Rainbow
Toddler Approved on Kid Activities Blog
Lego Shaped Ice Cubes
Creativity My Passion
Combining Numbers & Adding Blocks Learning Activity
Combining Numbers & Adding Blocks
Montessori Tidbits

ABC Block Activities:

ABC Block Learning Game ABC Matching and Letter Recognition learning activity
ABC Block Learning Game
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ABC Matching/Letter Recognition
2 Care 2 Teach 4 Kids
Spelling with ABC Blocks Activity for Kids Printing Words in Play Dough Activity
Spelling with ABC Blocks
Having Fun at Home Blog
Printing Words in Play Dough
A Little Learning for Two

Build with Blocks:

Build a Zoo with wooden blocks Build a fire and put it out with blocks
Build a Zoo
Sense of Wonder
Fire in a Building
Little Hands, Big Work
Build an Airport with wooden blocks Building Blocks with Tape Roads
Build an Airport
Brick by Brick
Buildings with Tape Roads
Inner Child Fun
Build a City of Blocks Activity for Kids
Build a City
hands on : as we grow

An ongoing collection of these and more block activities found on Pinterest: Blocks of Fun!

What simple toys are a staple at your house?


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  1. Crystal Cook says

    Wow! What a wealth of activities! I’m a teacher and was just checking out some new ideas to incorporate into our block area. I have enough to keep us busy the rest of the year! Another great thing to do with tape to incorporate learning with blocks is to put tape on the floor in the shape of a letter or number so that the child can use blocks to make the letter or number. A child has to use geometry to figure out where to place the block, estimation by figuring out the size block needed and how many and to add more learning, they actually can touch the letter or number! It has to be in their hands before it can make it to their brains! :)
    I adore your blog and I’m sure that I will be pinning so that I can share your great ideas with other teachers!

  2. kira says

    I am currently doing my cert III in children’s services and have to make a lesson plan for my ‘focus child’, he seems to really enjoy the plain wooden blocks that the center has and am unsure on what to do to make it a fun and an educational experience for him. The group I’m in is 3-5 year old’s. Any ideas? :)

  3. Beckie says

    Great list of ideas… We’ll be exploring some of these soon :)

    One of the things we do is to build a building using as many blocks as we can. Then we have a child see if they can get the whole building to fall down by taking out a single block. It’s not always as simple as taking out a bottom block, either! It inspires the builders to think of ways to make the building sturdy and the knocker to consider carefully the result of pulling any particular block.

    We also like to see who can build the tallest block tower that doesn’t fall down and then count how many blocks it took.

  4. Anthona says

    HI Jamie, please is it possible i buy the planning activity book,eg numbers, letters, indoor and outdoor activity Thanks.

  5. Emily Sedlock says

    Thank you for such a creative post! I so enjoy how each project has a link with specific directions. I so enjoy the thought of being able to incorporate hands-on learning into the classroom. I truly believe students learn better when they are involved with the lesson.

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