Build Big with These Kid-Friendly Projects by

Written by Brian Enright

When you're a kid, playing with toy blocks can be a lot of fun. Whether your blocks are made out of wood, plastic, or metal your creations can be endless with some imagination. You can build houses, bridges, skyscrapers, statues, and more. Not only are blocks entertaining, but building with them can help teach you valuable math and engineering skills as well. Grab some blocks and get building with some of these fun projects. Try your hand at re-creating high-rise condo towers like The Independent in Austin and 56 Leonard in NYC, the so-called "Jenga Tower." Who knows: 20 years from now, you may be designing the next big high-rise condo tower!

  • Building Blocks: When you play with blocks with other kids, you learn how to cooperate, take turns, and share.
  • Six Ways to Encourage Block Play: An inviting play area will make block play more fun, especially if parents leave block creations alone so everyone in the family can admire them.
  • Montessori Activities: A set of blocks provides almost endless opportunities for building, whether you want to build a skyscraper, a house, or a zoo for toy animals.
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