This past week my children have shown a renewed interest in our blocks. One of the reasons this has occurred is because we have been enjoying our blocks in new ways. We were inspired by this post from Handmade Charlotte featuring Tinta Luhrman’s Instagram feed.

We have been using the blocks to create a picture that contains some of our favourite toys.

Miss Eight and I created a rainbow tree with the blocks – a perfect scene for Lily (the doll) to eat an ice cream (made from blocks).

Make a picture with blocks

This weekend this building with blocks idea became a family activity where we all contributed to creating some scenes with the blocks. I really enjoy collaborative creations where all family members are involved.

Picture 41 block creations - block boat with toys

The girls created a sailing boat for their dolls and pickles (a soft toy dog).

Picture 66 block creations - boat with toys

 Master Six came up with the idea of making a kite with blocks and all three children decided to contribute to this idea.

Picture 85 block creations - toys flying kites

Master Six used blocks  to construct a dog house for one of his favourite toy puppies.

Picture 68 block creations - dog house

There are  so many possibilities with this activity. It’s all about using your imagination and building a fun picture with blocks.