I am pleasantly surprised at how many people are still interested in building toys at home. My first DIY Toy blog about construction was visited and loved by many bloggers and viewers.
You can read it here.
There are many uses of blocks. Blocks can be made with different materials. Children of different stages of development can play with them .
I am sharing this information to inspire you. I am sure all of you can come up with creative ways to improve what others are already doing.
Don’t Stop! Keep going! Keep the imagination and creativity flowing! Share them with others. Most importantly, have fun with children.
We LOVE Blocks!
Blocks that can help tell a story or create unique characters. Blocks can help develop fine motor skills and visual processing. Blocks can be used for stacking and balancing. The list goes on …
How & Where to Get Blocks
- Go to your local lumber yard and ask for scrap pieces of wood.
- Home Depot or Lowes sometimes have lumber that can’t be sold.
- Do you know any friends, neighbors, or family members who just remodeled their home?
- Check your backyard.
- Check Arc, Goodwill, or other thrift stores.
- Craft stores have craft packs for reasonable prices.
What Can We Do With Blocks?
- Sensory, texture, and pattern play for babies.
- Help hand eye coordination
- Stacking and balancing
- Showing numbers and letters in sequence
- Sorting by size, shapes, and colors
- Building cities, villages, or towns
- Building freeway with traffic jams
- Ramps or barriers for mini skateboard or cars
- Tracks or tunnels for trains
- Forts for army men, monsters, or aliens
- Musical Instruments
- Art Materials
Blocks You Don’t See Everyday
What do you think? Inspired? I personally like the modular, velcro, and snap blocks.
I am afraid, I will have more fun with them and won’t share with my kids.
Use Your Creativity & Imagination!
Pick up blocks off the floor.
Blocks on Sticky Easel
Gross Motor Activity
Obstacles for Cars
Recreate Ice Age with plastic animals
Build the Alphabet