At Bedford Tutor, we love wooden blocks, from Jenga pieces to traditional painted cubes!
Most people associate building blocks with younger children, but activities with wooden blocks can be just as fulfilling for older children, teenagers, and even adults!
Activities with blocks (great for all ages):
🏠 Estimation: create a tower/line and estimate its height or choose a height and attempt to create a tower as close to this measurement as possible.
🏠Creative Storytelling: make a scene from blocks and then tell a story inspired by this collection. This can be challenging as blocks will usually not have decorative patterns. It takes a lot of imagination but is so rewarding.
🏠 Logical Brain Training: Set up a pattern with blocks, photograph it, print and laminate. See if you can replicate the pattern. It's great if you can make many patterns of different difficulties that will inspire all learners to use logical thinking.
There are so many things to try. If you have any great ideas of your own, please comment below!
We are always learning, each and every one of us!