Day 3 of the 30 days of Hands on Play and today’s mission is

You need to dig out any wooden blocks, Duplo or Lego pieces that you have and get ready to tip them all over the floor and follow some fun challenges and contests!!

Now we love blocks – we have played with them before. The first time we did the challenge J made animals, I also did a post on Baby Play with blocks. But it seems like J and T have stepped it up a gear where blocks are concerned.

Building with blocks

Our block box has grown – it’s now the biggest toy box in the house and has permanent residence in the lounge/playroom and is often used as a coffee table in the evening. So when I got it out J and T’s eyes lit up. I was told we were to build a fort for his scoop toy…. So  agreed and said “We” would be building it and gave him some blocks – at the moment we are having a phase of “Mummy do it” so getting him to work with me helped build his confidence. It was a great fort…..

baby destroying toddlers block fortUntil the T monster dove in and bombed it with a football and her feet.

what happens when baby and toddler playThis caused a little upset as you can imagine. But we started to build towers to see how big we could get them. J quickly decided that single bricks weren’t a good idea, the doubles worked slightly better but his favourite was the 2 by 2 bricks which he managed to find all of and join together. He then stuck a face on the front and declared that he had a snake and proceeded to slither it around the room.

snake made from blocks

T meanwhile was carrying out her favourite activity – getting in and out of the box whilst she was in the box she would pick out as many bricks as she could and throw them out shouting “I DO IT” “OUT” all the time.

Baby playing with blocksIf you would like to join me in the 30 Days of Hands on Play Challenge that Hands on as we grow and The Imagination Tree then you can sign up for e-mails to get the challenges daily to your inbox and play along.

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Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

3 Comments

  1. What a great idea…30 days of play. Chook just loves block play. His ‘slide’ was awesome. The twins enjoy block play for the noise they make…building will come 🙂

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