5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks

Blocks are many toddlers favorites so we decided to make up some fun activities to do with blocks. They often get bored with just building and stacking so I incorporated some playful learning.

Learning shapes and colors with blocks.

I traced each block on the color paper that matched the block color and had my toddlers match the blocks to the shapes and colors on the paper.

5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using Blocks to learn shapes and colors
5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Learning shapes and colors using blocks.
5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks to learn shapes and colors.

I also had the toddlers do color sorting using the same sheets of paper and the colorful blocks.

5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Color sorting.

The next activity was taking our language cards and having the toddlers use the small wooden blocks with letters to spell out the pictures name.

We used Dog for an example. The toddlers told me what they saw on the card and the sound the animal made. I then told them how to spell dog using the blocks and pointing to the letters on the paper. I then had the toddlers place the blocks on the paper, on its correct letter.

5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks for language and reading.
5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks to learn language and reading.
5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks to learn language and reading.

Another activity that is similar to the language cards is using pictures of familiar people or places. I am trying to encourage language in our group so I used pictures of the mom, a baby, and their babysitter.

5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks to learn language and reading.
5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks to learn language and reading.

Our last activity was mostly a free play activity. We were learning about animals so I had the toddlers make a zoo. With little assistance from me they created the setting using the blocks and then placed their animals. This was a lot of fun.

5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks for pretend play. Encourages language.
5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks for pretend play. Encourages Language
5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks
Using blocks for pretend play. Encourages Language
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One thought on “5 Fun Ways to Learn with Blocks

  1. I didn’t know those cardboard blocks came in different sizes! Those are so fun! I could do this with wooden blocks, too, though. And I love the letter blocks. Thanks for sharing on the Learn Through Play hop!

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