Make your own blocks from sponges- a great boredom buster

Make Your Own Sponge Blocks

Make Your Own Sponge Blocks for Quiet Time Building Fun - can I just say I love this idea for nap time too. Want to run to Target right now and get some.

Mini me!

DIY Mini Me's: Mini-Me's can be really effective in helping children to develop language and communication skills as well as personal social skills and positive behaviors.

Bricklaying for Kids. Invitation to Play.

Bricklaying for Kids. Invitation to Play.

Loose parts by themselves are such an incredibly open-ended and useful addition to play and creativity for children. I have previously written about the types of loose parts that you can collect fo…

Kindergarten Lifestyle: Blocks/Building Center FREEBIE.  Links to something totally different :( Keep the pin so can make own later.

Kindergarten Lifestyle: Blocks/Building Center FREEBIE plus how to organize playing "boundaries"

Ipad blocks-Dinosaur Land

Dinosaur block construction (using packaging) - blocks don't have to be made of…

Teacher Tom is constructing with whatever is available, e.g. bits of wood, picture frame corners, plastic tubes with lids, cigar boxes, pieces of fabric, carpet samples, florist marbles, egg cartons, car keys, old CDs & yoghurt containers (",)

New materials can be brought into the block area to create a dynamic and inspiring setting. Great for helping tell new stories!

building with  DVD cases in the block area

DVD cases, loose parts in the construction play area - Peachtree Presbyterian…

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Hair rollers

A Quick Build by Takoma Park Cooperative Nursery School-velcro hair rollers

Rosalie Cooperative School of Young Children - A Parent Co-Op and Playgroup Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach in New Mexico

Rosalie Cooperative School of Young Children - A Parent Co-Op and Playgroup Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach in New Mexico Emilia emilia ideas classroom art

Great Preschool idea

'Look what we can build' - homemade book portraying children's constructions, photos and their handwritten labels

use photos of the actual children in the classroom attached to wooden blocks.  These blocks can be used by the children to play, pretend, and develop language skills throughout their learning centers.  These ‘block people’ give the children relative people to play with rather than plastic, painted figures that could be store bought.

Wooden blocks come alive with faces of Day Nursery children

Block Area - Here it is again.block "people" made using photographs of current children. So cool! I need to get on this!

Loose Parts | what, where, why and how of loose parts play

Loose Parts

Fabulous block ideas, including a book with pictures the children can model

Community Helpers theme unit: Can you build it? Book with real buildings and pictures of block constructions. Perfect way to integrate math and literacy into the block center!