Day 3 Hands on Play Challenge: Building With Blocks

Today’s challenge is fun, fun, fun… especially for Papa Bear. Day 3 Challenge brought to you by The Imagination Tree is Building with Blocks and Duplo! Who doesn’t love Lego, Duplo or blocks, right? 😉

Like all challenges, the first requirement is to always go for 15 minutes of pure, uninterrupted play time with Baby (that means no twitter for me and no iPad for Papa Bear) 😉

Here are some of the challenges that you could do together:

1.) Gather your stash of Legos, Duplos and all sorts of blocks for building.

2.) Build the tallest tower possible. — The highest you can go or as soon as you run out of blocks (whichever happens first)

3.) Count how many blocks you have, count blocks by color, blocks by shape, etc. — This is great for toddlers who are in the process of learning about shapes, colors and numbers… also a great time suck if you want to keep your kids preoccupied 😉

4.) How many blocks can you balance Jenga-like before they all come crashing down?

5.) Building blocks with your eyes closed, one-handed, or with your teeth/mouth? 😛

6.) Make a collection of only green, blue, red or yellow blocks?

7.) Build a city, an airport, a mansion, a doll house — the possibilities are endless!

These are the challenges listed above and here’s what happened:

1.) Gather all the blocks you have – Check!  We dumped all our Mega Bloks to the play mat.

2.) Attempt to build the tallest building – Fail! As I mentioned during our Day 1 Challenge here, Baby Bears’ current interest is walking, walking, walking.

baby bearzilla — the aftermath

3.) How many blocks can you balance Jenga-like before they all come crashing down? — 1-2 layers before baby bearzilla wreaks king kong havoc

4.) Building blocks with your eyes closed, one-handed, or with your teeth/mouth? 😛 — see #3

5.) Make a collection of only green, blue, red or yellow blocks? Count how many blocks you have, count blocks by color, blocks by shape, etc. — see #3

6.) Build a city, an airport, a mansion, a doll house — the possibilities are endless! — check…

papa bear builds a “T” tower

NOT!!! 🙂 Our little Bearzilla simply refused to cooperate. She instantly crumbles the minute we start building or just drags us to walk around. We still wanted to achieve some sort of objective, so here’s what happened.

We got out her Mega Bloks Fill and Dump Wagon out and she pushed this around the room. Hey, we still used “bloks”, right? 😉

You might say we weren’t able to carry out any of the building challenges, but I don’t think we completely failed. The whole point of the Hands on Play Challenge was to spend at least 15 minutes of pure, uninterrupted play with your baby — and yes, we did — played and had FUN! 🙂 

Til the next challenge! Happy Weekend y’all! 😀

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  1. Pingback: Day 4 Hands on Play Challenge « StartUp Babies

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