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!
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.
We added tins, plant pots & bricks to our constructions.
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.
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!).
It started a colour investigation & we enjoyed standing different coloured blocks in front of each other to create new colours.
We absolutely loved building, balancing & creating – lots of learning involved with this too!
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
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