This week the children reminded me of the incredible value of providing materials for block play. With each change of theme – I like to put out new cloth and items related to our stories. I put out blue fabric for water, green for earth and brown as well. I had an assortment of sea creatures that I added.
This is what one group of boys created earlier in the week. It was such a wonderful cooperative play moment and they literally created a world with the materials.
Adding materials to block play and keeping it fresh and related to the classroom conversations provides a whole new level of play experience. I love to listen to their conversations as they “play” out what we have been learning. It is pure gold.