In addition to our post on How to Set Up the Blocks Center for little learners, I’ve created a list of my favorite blocks center tools and toys for preschool and kindergarten.
Building for little learners creates the opportunity for exploration and creativity. With the right tools and toys, they will be able to build countless creations.
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Favorite Blocks Center Tools and Toys for Preschool and Kindergarten
With 40 blocks that come in 3 different sizes, students will have a blast building with these oversized blocks. They are extra sturdy which is great because we all know how hard these little learners play.
Lightweight, colorful, and easy to use. These foam blocks are sure to become a favorite in your classroom.
A good old set of wooden blocks is a necessity for every blocks center. I like this set because you can buy one at a time to slowly build your block collection! These are expensive but totally worth every penny. These blocks are used EVERYDAY in my classroom!
This DUPLO set has everything needed to start building. Use this as a starter set for your classroom. It comes with animals, figures, and number blocks.
These are some of my favorite building blocks. They have a wooden frame with mirrors to reflect your little learner’s building creations.
Use these rings to stack and build. A simple, yet creative tool for your blocks center. It’s an easy way to add nature to the blocks center!
Add some tunnels and arched blocks to the tools in your blocks center for even more building fun. These blocks are a lot of fun to use!
These plank blocks can be used to build towers, buildings, and even a town.
Students can build roads and towns with blocks and use these vehicles to turn their creation into a bustling town.
Add these construction vehicles to the mix for even more imaginative play with blocks.
The perfect addition to the wooden vehicles above. These will make the roads students build feel even more realistic and it adds environmental print to get kids reading letters and words in the blocks center!
Time to build an airport! This set of wooden airplanes is perfect for the blocks center.
All aboard! It’s time to build a train. Kids can use this train set to make their town even more functional. The train that is in this set can carry zoo animals around town.
This dollhouse has several rooms that are full of details. The bathroom has a shower head and the front door opens and closes. It even comes with dolls and furniture!
Add this toy to your blocks center and give students inspiration to build a zoo for our zoo theme.
These animals also add some inspiration to a blocks center. They can be used at the zoo, or students can build a park in the middle of their town to make them a home. Put these in the blocks center for a forest, camping, nature, or hibernation theme!
These dinosaurs will inspire some creative play for a dinosaur theme!
Construction & Role Play
It’s important to have tools and construction gear in the blocks center so students can pretend to be a builder or an engineer and explore various STEM, science, and math concepts and tools!
As we all know, it takes the right tools to get the job done. Adding these to the blocks center gives students even more opportunity for imaginative play.
Another inspirational tool to add to the blocks center. The tape itself is soft and flexible which makes it safe for little learners to use.
Building requires a hard hat! Keep this costume in the blocks center so little learners can pretend to be construction workers while they build.
Setting up your blocks center with a variety of tools and toys gives little learners the opportunity to spark creativity. Encourage students to work together to build a city, zoo, park, and more.
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What are your favorite blocks center tools and toys for preschool and kindergarten? Were you able to find any new favorites on my list? Please share with us all in the comments.
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