Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sorting some more

Mega Blocks:
A favorite at our house. We love to build towers to the ceiling, and knock them over, but lately Little R has been begging me to let him

Little R helped me make our sorting cards for his buckets and bins.
We used construction paper glued onto regular white card-stock.
Then we decided which bucket or container should go with what color.
We had to dig a little bit to find more containers.
Another day, while I was doing laundry,
we used our empty laundry baskets and it worked really well.

Sorting the blocks is a great way to get a little bit extra play time out of your Mega Blocks. After Little R is tired of playing with the blocks, I pull out the buckets and sorting cards and let him play for another 30 minutes. More time for me to clean or have one on one time with Madi. Plus, I know that he is glued to this project for a while and is learning at the same time!

SIMPLE CLEAN UP STRATEGY!!!After a little bit of sorting the buckets and bins got full. He simply emptied them into the Mega Block Container. Hooray, no complaining about cleaning up and the best part is you don't have to help pick up a thousand blocks.
Critical Thinking
This little car had two colors. Little R was very confused as to which container he should put this one in. He decided after a while to put it in the blue bucket, because "the wheels are blue".
Good thinking Little R.

Have fun sorting those blocks!

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