Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Blocks and Paper Strips

We love playing with blocks in my classroom. We build and use them for all kinds of things. We look for different ways to use the blocks and for different items to put in the blocks center.

Building with wooden blocks (Brick by Brick)

There are lots of accessories out there for your blocks center. Some of them are very cool and very fun...and very expensive.

But we had a fun experience recently with an accessory that isn't very costly--paper strips.

We had some blue paper cut into wavy "water" strips. We've used them before. Just look at the fun things that happened with these strips and blocks.

paper and blocks double waterfall (Brick by Brick)
Double waterfall (after we had a single waterfall)

paper and blocks river (Brick by Brick)
Raging river

building a moat (Brick by Brick)

Castle with moat (Brick by Brick)
Castle with moat

My kids are always creative with the blocks. But I was really impressed with the ideas they generated with the blocks and these strips.

Here are some posts about stuff for the blocks center:

What fun things have you put in your blocks center?

Block structure (Brick by Brick)


  1. This is a great idea - the block center can always be so much more.

    1. We love to try all kinds of things in the blocks center. Great to "meet" you!

  2. found you on twitter -- @kathgrate. :)