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Boys Will Love Building This Bulldozer From Wooden Blocks

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 4:35:56 PM America/Phoenix

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Boys will love this building their own bulldozer from wooden blocks. (Girls will too!) Most little boys are fascinated with tractors, dump trucks, anything that digs and moves dirt. Watching those big machines scoop, push and haul dirt is fascinating for little boys (big boys, moms and dads too).

This simple bulldozer can be built from wooden blocks in just a few simple steps. There's no tricky balancing either so it's something that even the youngest little builders can build. So let them dig right in and build this cute little wooden building block bulldozer today!

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

A Fun Thanksgiving Day Activity For Kids Using Wooden Blocks

Monday, November 21, 2016 4:47:45 PM America/Phoenix

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Do your kids get bored waiting for the turkey to cook? Want to keep them out of the kitchen for a while?Here are 2 great activities for kids to do on Thanksgiving. Build this cute turkey or the Mayflower from some simple wooden blocks. Maybe play a block building game too.A few simple wooden building blocks can be transformed into something for any holiday. You could even use these as a unique centerpiece for the  table. Follow these simple instructions for a "gobble" of fun on Thanksgiving Day. 

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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

Halloween Fun With Blocks, Make A Spider From Wooden Building Blocks

Friday, October 30, 2015 7:53:50 PM America/Phoenix

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM EVERYONE AT BACK TO BLOCKS!!

Here's one last fun Halloween project to make with your wooden building blocks. Create this creepy, crawly Halloween spider and her web. Using just a few wooden blocks for kids. This is a simple but creative project that kids of all ages will enjoy. Spiders are artistic, creative creatures making elaborately designed webs. See what imaginative designs you can spin! Read on for complete instructions to build your own spider from some classic wooden blocks!

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

Fun Halloween Activity Make Haunted House With Wooden Building Blocks

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 1:59:29 PM America/Phoenix

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MAKE A SPOOKY HAUNTED HOUSE

FROM YOUR WOODEN BUILDING BLOCKS!

Every town has one, a spooky, broken down house that everyone knows must be haunted! Here's a Halloween activity showing kids how to build their own haunted house from wooden building blocks. Kids, see if you can build something designed to look like it will fall! We've included some chillingly easy instructions to create your own hair-raising house from simple wooden blocks! So come on into our spooky abode but Beware!

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

A Turtle Made Of Wood Blocks, Creative Building With Blocks For Kids

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 1:24:53 PM America/Phoenix

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Wood blocks can be used for much more than making towers and castles. Today let's use them to go under water! The sea is a fascinating place. It is beautiful, fun and has cool creatures. One of these fascinating creatures is the sea turtle. Not too many people ever see one in the wild, so here is a fun way to make your own while building with blocks!

Follow these easy step by step instructions to use your wooden blocks to make a funny little sea turtle. A pretty simple project that even a 4 year old can build. You can also find fun facts about sea turtles listed in green.

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

Build Your Own Jurassic World! Make Triceratops from Wooden Blocks

Thursday, June 25, 2015 1:06:07 PM America/Phoenix

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Kids of all ages are fascinated with dinosaurs. Big ones, little ones, meat eaters and "veggiesauruses". If your kids are "dino-crazy", here's a favorite they can build from wooden blocks. No need to stack or balance these wooden blocks.This is an easy table top design. A fun way to build your own triceratops!

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

More Block Bugs ! Make A Cute Dragonfly From Wooden Building Blocks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 7:16:55 PM America/Phoenix

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Are your kids driving you buggy?!Get them away from the screens and buzz into this creative building project using wooden blocks. Build this cute little dragonfly from wooden blocks. To celebrate the coming of spring, this month we are have instructions to create several of the little 6-legged critters.  A fun and different way to use your set of wooden building blocks! Try it out and you will even learn some fun facts about the amazing dragonfly.

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

So Simple! Build This Quick Airplane From Wooden Building Blocks

Monday, March 16, 2015 5:13:38 PM America/Phoenix

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Kids love airplanes. Here's a model of an airplane made from wooden building blocks for kids. Let your kids imagination sore as they make this version of an airplane from these classic toys. This is a simple and quick project that even young kids could master.

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Wooden Building Blocks Magically Become The Magic School Bus And More!

Friday, March 6, 2015 4:13:17 PM America/Phoenix

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"Take Chances, Make Mistakes, Get Messy!", all wise advice from every kids favorite science teacher, Ms. Frizzle! At Back To Blocks we can't agree more. Continuing our focus on favorite children's book this month, we have a project for your kids to build from wooden blocks. Put a little magic in your child's day by creating the Magic School Bus from wooden building blocks. Then watch as those same blocks, just like Ms. Frizzle's magical bus, transform into other forms right before your eyes. So get out the wooden block set and don't be afraid to "take some chances" and try something new and different with your blocks. Yes you may "make mistakes" but that's how we all learn, and it's ok if you even "get a little messy"! So here we go "To The Bus!"

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Posted in Ideas for Projects By Miriam Sheffield

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