Play-Doh geometry is a great way to introduce early learners to math skills!
Light Table Activities for Kids - Straws on the Light Table
Foam Noodle Blocks 2
How to Make Waldorf-Inspired Nature Building Blocks for Children: DIY Toy Tutorial
use blocks and masking tape to makes shapes on the floor
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.
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!!!!
Flip Book of Structures for the Preschool Block Center (from Fun-A-Day)
Exploring balance in preschool by Teach Preschool
Resources in the Block Area
Preschool construction play
Exploring mirrors with foiled blocks ≈≈
Make your own color blocks for about $3! This is brilliant. Dollar store, here I come!
Pool noodle sculptures. Shapes made from pool noodles, bamboo skewers, tooth picks and other loose items.
Fab 'pom-pom' run (cardboard tubes, egg cartons, pie tins, baby food snack containers, ribbon spools...) (",)
make light table tiles with popsicle sticks and cellophane
Awesome for block play! And other cool stuff in their store.
A Box with Holes and pipe cleaners: 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
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 !
Large tubes & balls
egg cartons+ tubes+ CD = building challenge
So cool - turn plain old blocks into famous landmarks! Great for block center in preschool.
Wow... mirrors, glass blocks, lights & small world