Baskets will be baskets of fun in the block area! Imagine all the sorting and loading and dumping!
These hollow blocks are a simple DIY project. They’ll help kids build big structures and are a way to promote large muscle development.
Asymmetrical blocks like these arches will inspire some interesting play.
Shredded paper in the block area? Just try it.
Thick hunks of log are great for block area seating and more.
Log slices are great diy blocks.
Like boats and construction equipment, trains will inspire construction in the block area. Add a few trains, step back, and watch the tracks spider web around the room.
Tools are good props to add to the block play area. We here at Playvolution HQ tend to favor real tools, but they may not be the best choice for the block play area–you don’t want to end up with sliced, diced, and hammered unit blocks.”,Instructional”
Spray bottles and scrubbing pads can be a fun addition to the block area. A spritz of water or 5 isn’t going to do much damage to wooden blocks, but if you’re worried, limit these props to play with plastic LEGO and Duplo blocks.
Signs are a fun block play addition. The purchased ones are ok, but you can do better with some simple DIY. The signs the kids make themselves will be personalized to their play.
Shells in the block area will lead the construction in interesting directions.
Adding scissors to the block area will lead to the addition of paper, cardboard, and more.