Here is a super idea for blocks! I put out clipboards with paper and it is a requirement that the children draw a "blue print" of what they plan to build. It is so much fun!
Student drawing his "plans" for block building.
Students using their "plans" to build a structure.
Here is a student's blue print.
Here is his finished structure!
I also put a "city blocks" set out in the block center so children can build a community.