Mindfully collecting items that would otherwise find their way into the trash or recycling bin is a great way to increase your early learning setting’s variety and quantity of blocks. There’s very little doing in this do it yourself project. Mostly you have to drink coffee and much pickles, yogurt, and oatmeal cookies. Here’s a look at some ideas.
Over 26 years of running early learning programs, we collected millions of plastic jug lids. Whole milk lids, 1% milk lids, 2% milk lids, skim milk lids, chocolate milk lids, orange juice lids, and lemonade lids, not to mention plastic lids from lots of other containers.
Overview Making DIY pool noodle ramps could not be easier and playing with them offers kids many learning opportunities. Ramp play is full of opportunities
Here’s a video with a simple DIY idea–index card blocks.
Here’s a quick video explaining DIY pool noodle blocks.
Overview Many children will delight in both mud block making and mud block play. What’s not to like about combining mud play and block play?
Here’s a quick video explaining how to make DIY index card blocks.
Overview These blocks are a novel addition to water play, sand play, mud play, and outside play in general. Kids will enjoy making them and
Here’s a short video looking at balloon bags.
Overview Here’s a really simple project that’ll allow kids to mess around with all kinds of STEMy concepts, hone things like visual tracking skills, and–most
Here’s a quick video explaining how to make finger pops from pool noodles.
Return with me, if you will, to the wide collared and feathered hair days of 1979 when a young Jeff first saw this commercial–probably on