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Preschool Block Center Ideas

DIY Mr. Potato Head Felt Board - Palmettos and Pigtails Great for so many things! Language, body awareness, upper body strength/endurance (reaching to place parts), following directions, sensory

DIY Mr. Potato Head Felt Board - Palmettos and Pigtails

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Changes, Changes by Pat Hutchins shows how a collection of blocks can transform into various things. This website shows how one teacher used the book to inspire her students to stretch their building skills. She used colored blocks, but you could use whatever blocks you have.

Building block literacy and story telling

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Honeycomb Beat Game - Use the pattern block spinner and cover the board using the shapes you spin - First person to cover board wins. Part of the Problem Solving Activities for Pattern Blocks K-2 packet.

Can you build it? Block Center Idea Posters to add to block area--also includes recording sheet

Can you build it? Block Center Idea

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Blocks/Building Center "I Can" booklet - shows kids examples of what they can build in the blocks center (FREE)

Kindergarten Lifestyle

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Blocks/Building Center "I Can" booklet - shows kids examples of what they can build in the blocks center (FREE)

Kindergarten Lifestyle

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Wrapping blocks with foil ≈≈// Kids love this. Exploration of shiny and dull.

Print each section on a full sheet of paper, trim the edges & tape to cardboard. I covered the entire thing in box tape so it is laminated (sorta). Great for kids who love cars!

Free printable roads template. This would be great for a play-based center, or a unit on your community.

Printable Roads! - picklebums.com

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Lego learning games - exploring Lego and play dough. This is a great activity for sensory play, imaginative play, letter recognition and sight words.

25 Unique Invitations to Build! Fun building activities for kids beyond blocks . Build with styrofoam, sugar cubes, orange peels, corks, etc..

Building and engineering activities for kids

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