Puzzles and blocks are two things we love, so an activity that combines the two is a sure winner! Plus these puzzles are easy to throw into a bag and bring along as a quiet time activity. (You know how we love our busy bags.)
Make Your Block Puzzles
- colored craft foam sheets (you could also use colored paper)
- black permanent marker
- colored blocks LEGO Duplos
Choose different colored pieces of craft foam (we did red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and black), and corresponding colors of blocks. Then set up the blocks in various shapes on the color they match. Trace the shapes with a permanent marker. Then set out all the craft foam sheets and mix up the blocks.
Your child can then match the blocks to the corresponding colors, and use those blocks to recreate the shape puzzles on the sheets.
We read Freight Train by Donald Crews, one of our all-time favorites, and talked about the colors of the various train cars before (and after!) this activity. Books about colors are so fun, and we love using blocks to reinforce the colors we see!
Virtual Book Club for Kids
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Black Dot Printing from Rainy Day Mum
Dotted Pattern Play from Mama Miss
Freight Train Counting Games from Inspiration Laboratories
Shape Train Matching Activity from Toddler Approved
Color Freight Train from 3 Dinosaurs
Join us next month as we feature the books of Bill Martin Jr!
August 13th- Featured Author: Bill Martin Jr.