Monday, November 19, 2012

Chalk Board Blocks

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Chalk board blocks are our newest toy. 
So simple to make.
Use blocks that you already have in your room and cover with chalk board paint.
I bought the black paint at Walmart. But I had the blue paint at home.
I had animal and people shapes pieces of wood too.
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The blocks are available to play with in our play exploration area. 
The chalk was available all morning so the families could draw what they wished on the blocks.
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As she was drawing she was telling us about the tree over the house and spots on the cow.  Storytelling is happening here.
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He is drawing a face onto the little person.
Changing the drawings is easy with a simple wipe of a wet cloth.
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A few marks on the wood adds a different perspective of what they are building.
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Love this set up that was left by one of the families this morning. 
Very cleaver using the blue block as the sky and placing it behind the house.
Moments like this make me smile.


  1. This is a wonderful way to use blocks. I love it! Thank you for your wonderful blog, I check it everyday.
    I will become a 'brand new' teacher in about 3 weeks (just finishing my student teaching). I have a job waiting on me, and you have inspired me in many new ways.
    I am attending OU (Oklahoma University), where they believe in 'constructivism' as the teaching philosophy. Your site follows everything that I Have been taught. Thank you so much!
    Holly Chenault -

    1. Thanks Holly, have fun in your new teaching career and job. Let me know if you start a blog, I would love to check it out.

  2. What a fun idea!! I might just have to go find some chalkboard paint!!

    1. Carla I'm going to try Michaeks this weekend to see if they have any other colours. It would be nice to have a village.

  3. I love this idea and will definitely try this with my class. I am an Early Childhood teacher also and have just started blogging myself.

    1. Thanks Niccola and welcome to the blogging world.

  4. I love the imagination at work here, looks like a full morning of play!

    1. It has been a lot of fun to watch but something I learned is the children enjoy washing the blocks clean to draw on again just as much. So I've provided damp clothes for them.