All Things Kids is sharing back to school ideas today, and I’m happy to join in! Today, I wanted to focus on back-to-school from a teacher’s perspective. While thinking and planning for the new school year, I like to gather ideas for my classroom. In doing so, I’ve collected some great wooden block activities for preschoolers! These activities are great for older kiddos too – I’m just focused on my preschoolers right now.
fun block activities for preschoolers to try out
Ways I’ve extended and enhanced block play in my classroom
Kid-decorated wooden blocks from The Imagination Tree
Fantastic Fun and Learning made a homemade wrecking ball for demolition
Learn with Play at Home added play dough to wooden blocks for brick-laying fun
Reggio-inspired wooden block play from An Everyday Story
PreKinders shares the different items she uses in her block center
Integrating real-life experiences into block play from Twodaloo
Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds added lights to her block area
Chalkboard blocks for kids to create from Picklebums
Amazing introduction to wooden blocks from Homegrown Friends
And Next Comes L made her own colorful see-through wooden blocks to build with
How Pre-K Pages set up and stocked her block center
Use wooden blocks in a math game from PreKinders
Teach Preschool shares a homemade sorting puzzle with blocks
Unusual items to add to wooden block play from Pre-K and K Sharing
Fun at Home with Kids shares how to dye your own wooden blocks
Building blocks and aluminum foil from One Perfect Day
Hands-On: As We Grow’s make-your-own puzzle using wooden blocks and tape
Create a village and people using wooden blocks and recyclables from An Idea on Tuesday
DIY block obstacle course for cars from What do We do All Day
The Imagination Tree made picture cards to inspire her kiddos to create with wood blocks
Play-Based Learning shares some awesome pictures and ideas for wooden blocks
Handmade Charlotte shares how to make gradient wooden blocks
Chasing Cheerios shares how to create velcro blocks for kids to play with
Let’s Promote Play uses pendulums in the block area
Ideas for non-traditional block activities for preschoolers
My Nearest and Dearest’s Beyond Blocks: 10 Building and Construction Activities for Kids
Modern Parents Messy Kids’ 17 Building Projects for Kids Using New Materials
More back-to-school ideas from All Things Kids
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Block Sets for Block Center
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Below are what we have stocked in the block center all the time. There’s a wide variety of items available, but I may add large colorful blocks sometime in the near future.
- Hardwood blocks
- Colorful wood blocks
- Multicultural families
- Wooden town blocks
- Colorful glass jewels
- Empty thread spools
- Empty cardboard boxes
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