Colour Blocks!

By on 16-3-2014 in All EYFS, Construction, Light Play

Colour Blocks!

I have been wanting some colour blocks for a long, long time & so was really thrilled with our new purchase this week. Just a small set, but WOW, I love them!

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We couldn’t explore their full potential on the day we opened them as it was quite a foggy, grey day, but just the excitement of building with them was enough to start with! I spent quite some time in the area with the children at first, to inspire more creative building, but then (reluctantly) left them to it.

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

We added tins, plant pots & bricks to our constructions.

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

It was sunny the next day so I was eager to take the bricks outdoors to explore with the children. We loved them! It took a while for them to realise that if they stood on the wrong side of their creations, they blocked the sunlight & therefore the shadow. I wouldn’t say that they understand it just yet, but the ‘beginnings’ of learning about shadows are there.

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

There was great excitement when one of the girls drew a blue chalk line through a red shadow & it looked purple (I wish the colours displayed properly here!).

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

It started a colour investigation & we enjoyed standing different coloured blocks in front of each other to create new colours.

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

We absolutely loved building, balancing & creating – lots of learning involved with this too!

Rainbow Blocks - from Rachel (",)

Can’t wait to investigate them more!

Maybe we’ll need to add to the collection with some homemade colour blocks, like these from And Next Comes L  ;-)

One of my favourite ‘Tweeters’, Helen Chapman (@playing_in_k), has created some too. Look at this lovely image. I love looking at the pictures of her class exploring them. Take a look!

Thank you for reading!

Rachel (“,)

3 Comments

  1. These look so amazing! I’m going to have to get some for my son. Thanks for sharing with the Love to Learn Linky! Best, Sue

  2. Looks fab! Just wondering where you got the tins from that you have in your construction area? I’d love to get some!

    • The small tins are just ordinary baked bean tins (the ones with ring pulls, so that they are not sharp when the lid is removed). The larger ones are catering tins – maybe ask in your kitchen? Just make sure they have a safe way to remove the lids! (“,)

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