I’m convinced that being a mom of young kids is similar to being a magician.
Wait. Okay, I know that you don’t get to wear a cool outfit with no stains. You don’t have an assistant. Disappearing into a tank suspended in water isn’t an option. And, definitely no audience is clapping for you.
But, that the mom trick of pulling out activities, games, and even just entertainment at the drop of the hat just in time to save the day is really magical.
So get ready! Today, I have the perfect addition to your mom stash: Sticky Blocks. These wooden blocks with a touch of velcro make block building an easy preschool activity for on the go.
If you like adding ideas to your mommy magician kit, you are in luck. I’ve joined a team of bloggers (Coffee Cups and Crayons, Making Boys Men, The Pleasantest Thing, The Educators’ Spin On It) who will be giving you a new set of busy bag ideas at the end of each month. You’ll find a link to the next blogger in this series at the end of this post. Follow through the links in each of our posts to find plenty of ideas to keep your kids busy (and you sane). We also have made a special Busy Bag Pinterest board that you can bookmark and follow to have plenty of boredom busters right at your finger tips!
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Supplies for Sticky Blocks
- inexpensive wooden blocks (the velcro might not easily come off, so don’t use blocks that you want to keep in their original condition.)
How to Make Sticky Blocks
Depending on whether you purchased strip Velcro or pre-cut Velcro, you may need to cut out some squares of Velcro. I used the strips of Velcro, because I wanted the flexibility to use a longer strip if I wanted to. But, the squares will work just fine if you want to save time.
Tip: A little bit of rubbing alcohol will clean off your scissors if they get sticky with residue.
Stick the Velcro on the blocks, alternating the sides of Velcro so that each block has at least one spot of each side.
The Velcro may need a couple hours to set before it sticks to the blocks well. We used ours right away though and it stayed put.
Don’t you wish every activity for preschoolers was that easy to set up?
How to Play with Sticky Blocks
That’s easy. You stick the blocks together.
More and More Busy Bag Ideas
If you enjoyed this busy bag idea, be sure to check out my busy bag for the month of June: Magnet Art.
Hop over to see the ABC Straw Fun Busy Bag on over at The Educator’s Spin On It (the link will open in another window). From there, you can follow the links to see all of our sanity saving ideas.
If you are on Pinterest (and if not, just bookmark this link), be sure to follow our Busy Bag Pinterest board. You will thank me later this summer when you are desperate for ideas to keep the kids busy on that long trip that you have planned.
Hi! I’m Bethany. I’m a mom, weekly Greenville News columnist, and blogger also at Kidding Around Greenville SC. Welcome to my parenting blog No Twiddle Twaddle, all about adding a little magic to kids’ lives through play and reading. If you are new, don’t miss my popular posts: 10 Tips for Reading to Babies, Skin Therapy Play Dough, and Fireworks in a Bottle.
Do you have any busy bag ideas? Please share in the comments! Links to posts are fine (hint. . . hint, we will be pinning and sharing!)