Monday, September 9, 2013

DIY Homemade Blocks, PreK Style

 My love of boxes  Sturdy and colorful, these juice boxes are a perfect fit for a preschool classroom.

Parents love to help you with collections of things especially if it's a recycling project. I used colored duct tape to seal the ends of the boxes to make them just a little sturdier and hold up to a classroom full of 4 and 5-year-olds.

When a box gets mangled it simply gets thrown away and new ones soon take it's place. I had over 100 of these cardboard "blocks" until I changed classrooms last year, which is great for 3 or 4 kids to build really nice structures.

Pizza boxes, new ones donated from restaurants, work great for this as well and are nice because they come in different sizes.  It would be great to get them donated from several different pizza shops so the kids could compare them.

Cereal boxes are probably the kids favorite because they love to look at the various kinds of cereal. However, with cereal boxes I had to stuff them with wadded up sheets of newspaper to make them a little sturdier and they didn't last as long because of the thinner cardboard.

Hope this give you some ideas about how to make homemade blocks for your block center.

Happy Monday! (:

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