I think I'm just like them. Blocks are some of my favorite things to use in the classroom. Why? I'm not sure. I think it just opens up lots of possibilities.
We've used lots of different materials with our blocks. But sometimes just having blocks can be a fun learning time.
Here are a few other things we've done with our blocks.
|Following picture directions|
|Building from a plan|
|Using ALL the blocks|
|Building a city (representation)|
|Problem-solving (we didn't have same blocks as picture)|
My number one tip for blocks - use them. Sometimes they are noisy. Sometimes they cause conflicts. But they help kids learn to work together and work out their differences.
They encourage creativity and imaginative play.
And they are fun!
Here are a couple of other posts about blocks--
(Search "blocks" on my blog for posts with lots of stuff to use in the blocks center.)