I made these castle blocks a long long time ago.
I made them from a little boy who didn’t want to come to preschool.
He was mad keen on knights and dragons and things like that, so I begged some off-cuts of wood from a local building site and cut out some basic castle shapes to add to our block corner.
It worked, he came smiling to preschool every day, and never looked back.
They were well loved when I was teaching preschool and they are very well loved by my own kids as well.
I really need to find some more wood scraps and make some more. And I think some Schleich knights and princesses might have to join our fairies and elves….
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Your blocks are beautiful!
Earthly Joyride says
Hi Kate, I just found your blog through Planning Queen. It’s so inspiring – I love your ideas for creative play and I love your reflections on parenting. I’m looking forward to reading through your archives!
Those blocks are great. And what a wonderful way to encourage the little boy to come to preschool.
wow, I want to make these! GREAT IDEA. Thanks for playing!
Those are some very impressive woodworking skills! I don’ think I could do that, even after 3-4 years of woodwork at school (I never learnt a thing!)
Kelly B says
You made them???? What can’t you do? I love wooden blocks!
I’ve always wanted to have some sort of castle toy – but I think that is because I would like to play with it not because my boys are very interested.
Your blocks are lovely, I’m so impressed you made them yourself.
Fabulous blocks!!!!!well done!
nothing better than wooden blocks
I think it’s awesome that you went to that trouble to encourage your reluctant student.
Oh wow those are excellent!!
So how much could I pay you to make me a set of those castle blocks??? Love them!