Friday, April 13, 2012

Resources for block play

The materials you add to the block corner can take play off into new and different directions.  

The simple additions of material scraps and dolls house furniture has led to a spate of interior decorating and rich imaginative play:

I love finding inspiration from around the blogosphere for new materials to add to our block area.  Here are just a few:

Pipes, tubes and balls @ Marvellously Made Preschool
Kitchen utensils          @Brick by Brick
Tin Cans                     @Our Reggio Emilia Inspired Classroom Transformation
Real Bricks                @Preschool Daze

You will find more ideas on my Pinterest board - Preschool block play.

Do you have an idea you could share with us?  Do tell....


  1. I love seeing what others put with their blocks & it's so interesting to see how different in colour 'yours' are to 'ours'. When I saw hair rollers & mini chairs in Takoma Park I had to get them too. Isn't the www breat for inspiration! I love those coloured slim pieces - beautiful Jenny.

    1. Thanks for the reminder about the hair rollers Kierna. We have some that I completely forgot about!

  2. Lengths of vinyl gutter and old vacumn cleaner and pool hoses are all fun.

    1. Couldn't agree more. I'll have to find some more vinyl gutter somewhere.