Birds: Free Pattern Block Designs

Birds: Free Pattern Block Designs

Get the free printable pack of bird pattern block designs for STEM centres in your preschool and kindergarten! Children will learn the names of birds, practice building skills and math – all at once. In most classrooms, whether homeschool or traditional, pattern...
LEGO Alphabet

LEGO Alphabet

Use these printable LEGO alphabet mats to combine early literacy with STEM and teach letters in a playful hands-on way! Everything is a little more fun with LEGO! That’s why we try to include the blocks into as many of our learning activities as we can. The kids love...
Pattern Block Alphabet: Printable Challenge Cards

Pattern Block Alphabet: Printable Challenge Cards

Combine early literacy with STEM and teach the alphabet in a playful hands-on way with these printable pattern block cards! Also check: Lego 3D AlphabetLego 2D AlphabetLego Duplo AlphabetMagna-Tiles Alphabet One of the latest additions to our classroom are these...
DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

DIY How to Make Tree House Blocks

These handmade tree house blocks open new opportunities for block play, allowing children to create natural-looking constructions and multi-levelled tree houses for fairies and forest creatures to settle in. My son loves building, so our collection of building toys...
Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Wooden Block Alphabet Free Printable Cards

Learn the alphabet the hands-on way – by building letters with wooden blocks! Use our free printable cards for inspiration. People process information differently, and while three main processing methods are defined as auditory, visual and kinesthetic, there are...
DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

DIY Layer Blocks for Building Doll Houses and Ramps

If your kids are into STEM activities and building, these wooden layer blocks will add a new dimension to their wooden block play and allow them to build multi-leveled doll houses, garages and towers! A few years ago, when we first started playing with wooden building...
DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

DIY Wooden Gradient Blocks

Inspired by the Montessori colour tablets, we decided to make our own gradient blocks. At first, I thought that they’d be a sturdier version of paint samples for creating a handmade gradient puzzle, but they actually turned out to be a very open-ended toy! This...
12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

12 Spring Lego Projects for Easter Egg Hunt or Basket

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the LEGO Easter eggs we made to fill with small LEGO surprises for our Easter egg hunt. I haven’t mentioned that in this case the chickens came before eggs – that is, we planned our LEGO surprises first. We have been...
20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

20 Ways to Reuse Wooden Blocks

Since our son’s birth, we have developed a fondness for handmade wooden toys: they seem so sturdy and reliable, looking as if they were coming straight from a loving grandpa’s workshop. Untreated wood smells and feels pleasant, but it also provides a nice...
Make-a-Monster Blocks

Make-a-Monster Blocks

Wooden building blocks are a classic toy for open-ended play. So I try not to be too hard on myself for picking up yet another set for my kid whenever I see a good deal at a second-hand toy store or dollar store. When I have a pretty good assortment, I can turn them...
Make Rainbow Sand Blocks

Make Rainbow Sand Blocks

Adding unique wooden blocks to our collection is always fun. Who knows what will become of them! They may act as stained-glass windows in a three-story palace, or as sun-catchers on our windowsill. I wanted to get some new specialty blocks for my son, and a couple of...
Wooden Road Tracks and Ramps: DIY Tutorial

Wooden Road Tracks and Ramps: DIY Tutorial

I never thought that vehicles would take over our household, but as Budster’s interest in all things wheeled continues, garages, bridges, tracks and roads spread from wall to wall. This handmade set of wooden road tracks and ramps was among the birthday gifts...

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