Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pattern (Parquet) Blocks

My wonderful sister-in-law got us this set of pattern blocks from an education store. I LOVE them, and the kids love them too. I have seen patterns for making your own blocks online, but I would have to say this was definitely worth the money (100 pieces for under $10)

Some of the things we've done with them:
  • Counting
  • Sorting
  • Shapes
  • Pattern puzzles (prekinders.com)
  • Making our own designs
  • Free play

They also really keep my Joey busy when I'm working with John Paul on something else!


  1. This looks so fun! Gosh, you are amazing Krissy. Made to be a homeschool mama! I can't wait to talk to you about how everything is going with school and life.

  2. Ah, the joys of pattern blocks. So much fun! I'd also recommend spending the money on counting bears, my kinders adore counting bears. Are you homeschooling the kids all the way through school?

  3. I've been hoping to get counting bears sometime soon too! We are hoping to homeschool all the way, but we're just taking it one year at a time! We're going to give it a go for Pre-K and Kindergarten and reassess the situation. We're in a great area for it--lots of museums, social groups, etc. I've been doing LOTS of reading on it and I'm getting really excited for it!!! :)