I want to share with you a super simple way to add color matching and counting into your classic block tower building activities.
Blocks have endless possibilities of activities for children to do.
Here’s 47 ways you can use blocks. I’m sure you’ll find a few your children will love.
What child doesn’t love to build towers with blocks?
We always have blocks in our house.
Lego blocks, magnet tiles, or wooden blocks are all fun to play and explore with.
My girls not only love to build with one of these. But all of them.
Blocks are also a really good learning tool for teaching numbers and colors. Try this super simple number block activity.
Build Color Matching Block Towers
Why not add some learning to building block towers?
This activity is sure to provide some new excitement with blocks.
To Build Your Own Color Matching Block Towers, You Will Need:
- colored blocks
- dot stickers
- dice (optional)
Start by collecting dot stickers which match the colors of the blocks you are using.
Next, take a cube block and place one colored dot sticker on each side.
We actually had 6 different colors of blocks to build our towers, so each side of our cube had a different color.
If you don’t have 6 different colors of blocks then double up some of your colors on the cube.
Or leave one or two sides blank for plain wood blocks if you have those.
Have your child roll the color block (cube with colored dots) and build a tower according to the color rolled.
This block tower activity a great way for my child to work on her colors with matching!
My daughter loved it!
Extend Build Color Matching Towers with Counting
After a bit, I added a math element to the activity by introducing a second die.
Roll both a regular die and the colored cube.
Now you can see how many of each colored blocks to build onto the tower.
It was really cool to watch my child process all the information needed to build her towers.
Rolling the dice, counting, matching colors and then building was a big ask!
but she took it on like a champ. I was so proud of her!
This super simple, easy prep activity is sure to excite your children.