Familiarity of Materials – Working with Lincoln Logs and Small Blocks
Week of February 3, 2014
The children have been interested in working together to plan, build, and create their own designs using the blocks in the classroom. Both self initiated and cooperative play are used, as the children share ideas and display their structures that they built with one another. Mainly, they are interested in creating structures that are familiar to them. The children have focused on building houses and using them for dramatic play, stacking blocks to build large towers and test how high they will balance, and laying the blocks on the ground to create bridges and roadways. This activity presented the children with an opportunity to build with two materials at once, which allowed for new details and modifications to their previous design ideas.