We recently found these great foam blocks at the Dollar Tree. I may have bought three bags, each with 50 blocks, but who’s counting?
I knew I’d easily come up with all kinds of fun activities for these small (approximately 3/4″) blocks.
For a simple math activity, I arranging some blocks together and traced their outlines. I had my two oldest (4 years and 5 years old) guess how many blocks each outline would hold.
The first time around we definitely had some silly answers…37! However, once they started laying the blocks on the paper to fill in the outline they soon started making more educated guesses.
Then I decided to turn the activity into a busy bag and share it with you 🙂
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The printable file comes with instructions for making the bag, instructions for using the bag, a busy bag label, and 16 different outline cards.
I even threw in a grid that you can print on cardstock and cut apart to use instead of blocks if you can’t find them at a Dollar Tree near you.
Click the link below to download this free printable busy bag file.
What’s are your favorite dollar store learning tools?
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