SORT BY COLOR Have kids sort the blocks by color and count the number of each. Ask kids to line up the red blocks end-to-end, then the blue blocks, then the yellow. Which make the longest line? Challenge kids to rearrange the three lines (keeping red with red, blue with blue, and yellow with yellow) to make them shorter or longer. Have them do the same thing, but by stacking the blocks into towers instead of lining them up on the floor!
PATTERN POWER Create a pattern with four or more blocks. Have kids continue the pattern with other blocks. Have fun discovering different ways to make patterns -- lay blocks on the floor, stack them in towers, pay attention to horizontal and vertical orientation, etc.
BUILD IT Blocks are great for building towers and walls and forts, but what else can kids build? The possibilities are endless! Suggest using the blocks to make a chair for a teddy bear, a table, a staircase, or a pyramid. Build roads and walls and combine with dolls, stuffed animals, toy cars, etc. to play "town." Challenge kids to arrange the blocks to look like their initials or the letters in their names.
KNOCK IT OFF! One of the best things about building towers with cardboard blocks is knocking them down! With this game, kids try to knock their tower down one block at a time. Have kids build a tower using six blocks. Starting at the tower, take three giant steps, turn around, and face the tower. Toss one of the small yellow blocks to try to knock just the top block off the tower! Repeat until the whole tower has been leveled. If kids knock off more than one block, they have to replace them and start again. Have fun varying the number of blocks, number of players, or the distance players stand from the tower. Or, try it blindfolded and try to knock down the whole tower with a single toss of a block!
Melissa and Doug Jumbo Cardboard Blocks Ages 2+ Item # 2783
Very young builders will love these sturdy, cardboard building blocks because they are lightweight yet durable! This 24-piece set features three sizes of "bricks" for constructive imaginative play. Made of premium, extra-thick cardboard for strength, they are easy to assemble and feature a wipe-clean surface. The red blocks hold up to 150 lbs!
Open-ended, imaginative play will most definitely be the result of introducing this classic set into your child's playroom. In three sizes (12" x 6" x 3", 6" x 6" x 3", and 6" x 3" x 3") and three bright colors (red, blue, and yellow), these 24 blocks are easy to assemble (instructions are provided for simply folding each block into shape - no cutting or gluing necessary!). The cardboard is corrugated and thick - just like a regular shipping box - and pre-printed with a detailed brick design. Contains 4 large, 6 medium, and 14 small blocks.
- 24 lightweight yet durable blocks in three sizes are perfect for little builders with big plans
- Bright primary colors with brickwork patterning
- Premium, extra-thick cardboard is easy to assemble and easy to wipe clean
- Super strong - the red blocks hold up to 150 lbs!
- Adult assembly required.
- Product: 12.5" x 5.5" x 16.5" Packaged 5.25 lbs
- Package: 19" H x 12.7" W x 3.7" L