Fox on Blocks: Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Here are some blocks I created 7 years ago for my first baby when I could not find any commercial Dr. Seuss toys online.
I found some plain wood 2x2 blocks at a thrift store.  Then I covered each one with a bright colored craft paint, Dr. Seuss stickers, a stencil to paint letters and Modge Podge to seal them. My kids have loved stacking them. But now they're a little older and need a challenge to keep them interested in the blocks.

I just came across this inspirational craft from Mandy from the Sugar Bee Craft Edition blog. All 6 sides have a different interactive activity for your child to play with.
Click to see the Tutorial for these Dr. Seuss Activity Blocks.  It is such a creative idea. Now I want to re-do my blocks after seeing this amazing idea. I can't wait to fix my blocks up!

The blocks have 6 sides so there are 6 different activities:

1. Word Game – using “fox in socks” arrange these blocks to create lots of fun and crazy rhyme sentences.
2. Puzzle – even older kids enjoy the puzzle – it can be tricky because the blocks rotate so you have to figure which way is up.
3. Look Alike - match pictures that look alike – one is odd man out.
4. Color Naming – perfect for younger kids – name colors, have them find them, let them name colors – even “rainbow” is included.
5. Counting Fish – one fish two fish – find the blocks with specific numbers of fish, group them in “less than” “greater than” and many other fun things can be done with this side.
6. Body Parts Mix-up - head-body-feet of three “things” – match them all up, or have fun mixing them up.

You can see more cool Dr. Seuss Crafts, like a Grinch Advent Calendar, on So You Think You Can Craft.
Linking to Hookin' Up with House of Hepworths #24. Black Kat's Design, Cheap Thrills Thursday. Fingerprints on the Fridge, Feature Yourself Friday


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