Play-Doh geometry is a great way to introduce early learners to math skills!

Playdough Geometry: Exploring Shapes

Light Table Activities for Kids - Straws on the Light Table

10+ Light Table Activities for Kids (Free and Low-Cost)

Foam Noodle Blocks 2

Fun with foam noodle chains

How to Make Waldorf-Inspired Nature Building Blocks for Children: DIY Toy Tutorial

How to Make Waldorf-Inspired Nature Blocks (+Creative Challenge)

use blocks and masking tape to makes shapes on the floor

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The Ultimate Block Party is an important and fun-filled demonstration of play-based learning. It is also a celebration of the first year of full-day early learning in Ontario schools.

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Neighborhood under construction in preschool WOW!!! I've tried creating a neighborhood on a billboard with family photos of the children framed in house shapes, but the 3-dimensionality of this project, the ownership of the houses and the book by Gail Gibbons as a provocation is just brilliant!!!!

Neighborhood under construction in preschool

Flip Book of Structures for the Preschool Block Center (from Fun-A-Day)

Preschool Block Center - Touring My Classroom - Fun-A-Day!

Exploring balance in preschool by Teach Preschool

Exploring balance in preschool

Resources in the Block Area

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Preschool construction play

Let’s Build! Activities for a Preschool Tools and Construction Theme

Exploring mirrors with foiled blocks ≈≈

Exploring Loose Parts and Mirror Play - One Perfect Day

Make your own color blocks for about $3! This is brilliant. Dollar store, here I come!

DIY Color Blocks

Pool noodle sculptures. Shapes made from pool noodles, bamboo skewers, tooth picks and other loose items.

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Fab 'pom-pom' run (cardboard tubes, egg cartons, pie tins, baby food snack containers, ribbon spools...) (",)

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make light table tiles with popsicle sticks and cellophane

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Awesome for block play! And other cool stuff in their store.

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A Box with Holes and pipe cleaners: Using Pipe Cleaners for Fine Motor Development

Sugar Aunts: Using Pipe Cleaners for Fine Motor Development

Holes in a cardboard box & providing items such as large pom-poms & cardboard tubes, to see what happens

Patti's Nursery School Class: Almost As Good As A Cardboard Box

Love this-A book with photos of real buildings and bridges-Can You Build This?....also could add photos of children's structures...even do a class book-Look What We Built !

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: My Favorite Pins From the Week

Large tubes & balls

Friday Flashback

egg cartons+ tubes+ CD = building challenge

Time for Play: A Building Challenge

So cool - turn plain old blocks into famous landmarks! Great for block center in preschool.

Famous Landmark Blocks - No Time For Flash Cards

Wow... mirrors, glass blocks, lights & small world

Make my dream come true: Lockelse