Colour Blocks!

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

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 (“,)

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