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Rainy Day Activities For Kids, Fun With Wooden Blocks !

Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:27:14 AM America/Phoenix

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April showers bring May flowers, and boredom! Several rainy days in a row can turn happy preschoolers into grumpy, cooped up spring fever sufferers! The cure? First of all take them out in the rain. They won't melt. Let them splash in every puddle they find, pick up worms off the sidewalk, dance with an umbrella and float paper boats in the gutters. Join them! You'll find you won't melt either and even a rainy, spring day can be joyful! But when the kids are done, soaked and ready to come in and dry off, here's a few simple activities for a rainy day. Build these easy springtime projects from wooden blocks! It's something new and different to do with a set of wooden blocks for kids.

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Building With Blocks -The 3 Year Old Way!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 3:15:06 PM America/Phoenix

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3-year-olds are learning and developing new skills daily and they love to try new things. Choosing age appropriate activities can help them gain confidence in their new found talents. These preschoolers want activities that are new but are not too difficult, frustrating or long. One toy preschoolers love is a set of wooden blocks. Building toys are the perfect toy to enhance their newly budding skills. Here are 3 suggestions to encourage your preschooler to play with these great educational toys.


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Make A Temple From Children's Wooden Blocks

Monday, March 7, 2016 3:42:21 PM America/Phoenix

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Back To Blocks is located in the beautiful state of Utah. Here we've had a little hint of spring. We have enjoyed some warm weather recently and are beginning to see a bit of color coming back after a long snowy white winter. A few flowers are popping up and it give us all a bit of the spring fever. Seeing my crocus bloom and my tulips peek through, reminds me of one of the most beautiful places in Utah in the spring, the grounds Salt Lake Mormon Temple.This place is spectacular at this season. Each year, temple square becomes a rainbow of color as 250 flower beds burst with hundreds of thousands of beautiful blooms. So in anticipation of this budding of springtime here in our state, we have used our wooden blocks to create the Salt Lake Temple. The Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to build, but this version should only take you a few short minutes. To complete this block building project you'll need  some balancing skills, so the younger kids may need a little help from mom or dad. Try it out with your kids and some wooden blocks today. And if you are ever in Utah, don't miss the opportunity to see this beautiful place. 

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

Leap Day Fun For Kids! Build A Silly Frog With Wood Blocks

Saturday, February 27, 2016 4:20:21 PM America/Phoenix

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Celebrate Leap Day with your kids! Make a cute little Leap Day Frog from wood blocks. This day only comes once every 4 years, so "Jump" on in and have some fun with the family. Be silly, goofy, and get creative by making this funny frog from blocks. Build a memory they'll remember until next Leap Day. Make a "splash" with this simple project from wooden building blocks.

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

Toy Blocks Story Time, My Wooden Blocks Tell A Fairy Tale

Monday, February 22, 2016 9:58:16 PM America/Phoenix

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ONCE UPON A TIME...!Young children love story time! Fairy tales are some of their favorites. Here's a fun way to make story time different and exciting. Gather the little ones around in a circle on the floor. Dump out a big set of wooden blocks and as you begin the tale, let them build the elements of the story. Playing with toy blocks is a great way to build social skills. You'll find they love to work together while building their favorite character or a setting for the story. Make sure and encourage their creativity! You may find that they may begin to add their own ideas to an old favorite tale. You know Aesop isn't the only one who can spin a good yarn!, Challenge them to make up their own ending to a fable. Let them change a character, for example how would the story be different if Goldilocks met the 3 elephants instead of the 3 bears? Can an elephant huff and puff, could an elephant go down the chimney? Soon you'll find that they will be engaged in fun and healthy creative play! All with a set of wooden blocks!

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Classic Toys And A Classic Tale-Wooden Blocks And Fairy Tales

Thursday, February 18, 2016 11:10:55 PM America/Phoenix

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A fairy tale is defined as a children's story about magical and imaginary beings and lands, where improbable events lead to a happy ending. Fairy tales often involve elves, hobgoblins, dragons, fairies and other magical creatures. One fun, magic filled story kids love, is Jack and the Beanstalk. A classic fairy tale with magic, imaginary beings, improbable events and of course a happy ending (well for Jack, maybe not so happy for the giant!)Kids love to read these well known stories.They delight in a parent's grumbly voice repeating an ogreish Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum". It's even more exciting to act out a favorite well loved story. Let them dress up and pretend to be Jack or better yet a big, mean giant who's trying to eat you. Here's another idea for creative activity for the little ones. "Build" a story using wooden blocks. Illustrate in 3D your family's own version of Jack and the Beanstalk using a wooden block set. Build the beanstalk, a giant's castle, golden egg laying hen, harp and of course the giant himself all from some simple wooden blocks. Blocks are a creative, natural and educational toy that provide hours of fun for kids! Build with blocks today and let these classic toys tell a classic tale!

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Kids Activities For Chinese New Year-Make Monkey From Wooden Blocks

Monday, February 8, 2016 8:17:37 AM America/Phoenix

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Happy Chinese New Year! It's The Year Of The Monkey!

Here's a fun activity for kids that helps them learn about and celebrate this exciting Chinese holiday. Make this cute little monkey from wooden blocks. A simple project for even young preschoolers. A few wooden blocks and and a flat surface is all you'll need.

Chinese New Year is a time when families gather and hope for a year of good fortune. Those born in the year of the monkey are said to be intelligent, witty, curious, innovative, playful, and a little mischievous. Playing with your little monkeys can help foster all these important qualities of childhood. So gather your little troop and swing into some fun with blocks!

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Magical Fun With Wooden Building Blocks-Make A Fun Fairy Tale Dragon

Thursday, February 4, 2016 11:16:31 AM America/Phoenix

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For centuries fairy tales and fables have sparked the imagination of children all over the world. Wooden blocks are also a toy used for generations that can magically take a child to fantastical places!

Throughout February, Back To Blocks will bring you fun ideas to build from wooden building blocks inspired by fairy tales and fables.

We'll start with this fun project to build the most famous, fearsome, fairy tale icon,the dragon, made from your set of wooden building blocks.These simple instructions will let your child make a sleeping dragon (Most dragons are sleeping while guarding their treasure you know!) Build quietly, you never want to wake a peacefully snoozing, fire-breathing monster! And if you are silent, sneaky, and a little lucky you may snatch that treasure right from under his gold-plated belly scales!

Remember,

"Fairy tales are more than true-

not because they tell us dragons exist,

but because they tell us dragons can be beaten." -G.K. Chesteron, writer

See if you can beat this dragon!

Also see if you can answer the following questions about famous dragons throughout this blog. Answers at the end.

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

Unique Unicorn From Wooden Blocks-Fun Activities For Preschoolers

Thursday, January 14, 2016 4:26:38 PM America/Phoenix

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Pink, rainbows and magical! That's why little girls love unicorns! Here's a fun activities for preschoolers that little girls will love. Build this simple unicorn from wooden building blocks. Takes only a few blocks and a few minutes but could lead to hours of imaginative fun! 

It may not be not be like the stuffed ones bought in a store but their little imaginations can create all that right within their minds. Keep your child's creativity active let them play with imaginative toys like wooden blocks!

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Preschool Activity With Kids Blocks-Mickey Mouse From Wooden Blocks

Thursday, January 14, 2016 3:52:12 PM America/Phoenix

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Everyone's favorite mouse! Mickey! See these easy instructions to make Mickey Mouse from kids blocks! One of Back To Blocks fun preschool activities. Perfect for the little guys. No reading required just copy the picture. Little ones will be thrilled to complete this project by themselves. It may not turn out perfect but they will love trying to create their best friend Mickey from some simple wooden blocks!

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