Most kids I know like to build with blocks, but you can turn that basic play into a lesson in science and engineering with these awesome printable building challenge cards from PickleBums.
The idea is to set out a challenge card along with blocks or other materials and let kids discover it and see what they build on their own. Kate uses it to get a little extra snooze time in the mornings, which is brilliant.
You could also leave the cards in your block area or with your child’s favorite building materials for them to discover and try out on their own.
The download includes a couple of pages filled with ideas and space for you or your kids to make up your own challenges. How fun is that?
[Photo via Picklebums.]