Day 3 Challenge:
Building with Blocks and Duplo!
Hopefully you all have some sort of building blocks in your home for this super-easy challenge today!
Wooden blocks, Megablocks, Duplo or Lego will all work well, with the coloured blocks being preferable for some of the ideas.
Get the whole lot out, tip them straight onto the floor, get down there with your child and start challenging them!
There’s only one rule with all these play ideas….TURN OFF everything and engage fully with your little one!
The aim is for at least 15 minutes of pure, uninterrupted play!
Here are some fun challenges to do together…
Can you build a tower as tall as yourself?!
How many blocks are in your tower?
Be sure to sign up for daily reminders to the 30 Days to Hands on Play Challenge and discuss how it is going over at The Play Network.
Tomorrow hands on: as we grow will have the challenge for day 4!
maggy, red ted art says
Ooooh my son is an expert at tower building.. but my daughter therefore doesn’t get a look in.. I will have a go with her today whilst her older brother is at nursery! Thanks for the reminder!
Kimira Curic says
cant wait to try. sounds like a really cool activity
JDaniel4's Mom says
I see towers appearing in our plans today!
Yay! Can’t wait to get started with this! We love blocks 🙂
Jamie @ hands on : as we grow says
Yipee! We’re going to build the day away here! With George this morning while Henry’s at preschool and Henry can join in when he gets home! LOVE this challenge! Its so fitting for everyone!
Wahhhhh!!! A good set of blocks is on our Christmas list. I’m off to find a substitute. Hmmm maybe time to break out that empty stack of small and medium boxes I’ve been hoarding for a rainy day!!
I am LOVING this challenge. Wait a great way to remember not to let the day get away from me, to make a little time for play!! Thank you so much!!
The kiddos are asleep so I have set up a little invitation to play beforehand, that way I won’t be tempted to sit taking pictures etc!
Here’s our post:
p.s. Anonymous commenter, you might wanna check out what we used instead of traditional blocks!
Anna @ The Imagination Tree says
Anon don’t worry! You can build with tin cans from the kitchen cupboard, shoe boxes, cereal packets, books, sticks! Your stacking boxes sound GREAT!
Charlotte I a popping over to see your post now. Making “invitations to play” is something I love to do too- so enticing for littlies!
Emma @mummymummymum says
Tower building with Duplo is our favourite activity! I love the concept of 30 days of play. I am joining in, even if I don’t always blog about it. x
Thanks Anna! Great to hear some other options as how to build with blocks! Will try the one handed with James and eyes closed.. Know it sounds silly but hadn’t thought of that option and we just stack simple towers until they collapse day after day..it’s getting a little boring. So, i am sure he is up for a challenge!
Fleur van Scharenburg says
An update from Holland: http://mizflurry.blogspot.com/2011/11/hopc-dag-3-blokkendag.html
Maybe it’s just nice to watch the picutures, or try to understand the Google translation.
Today we also had a lot of fun:)
Monica J @ Sofamilyonline says
A perfect activity that can definitely be played many ways. You’re right the possibilities are endless, just let the chidlren lead and get creative. Fun times with kids! Love it! 🙂
We used new Kitchen Tissue rolls as building blocks. My daughter wanted to try that!
I am so behind on posting but we are playing away.