Bet Our Grandkids Wood Like These Projects

by Kaye Swain

Wood blocks are fun for grandkidsWood is grand for grandkids, WOODn't you know! (Sorry, I DO love word plays! :) ) My grandkids have two sets of wooden blocks, along with their zillion LEGOs. Some really big thick ones ande some really thin tiny ones. Both are very fun to build with. 

Last week, when I babysat for several days, they enjoyed the special privilege of keeping all the blocks out and scattered in the living room. Then they got to work on the blocks in between other projects. It was quite fun watching them build up one thing, then tear it down and start all over again.

My grandkids had fun making battle arenas for Bakugan and other toys

I wanted to share some of their projects for all of you with grandboys who also love wooden blocks AND Bakugan battle arenas AND mini-skateboard arenas (not to mention the fun new Squinkies for the grand-boys). They did a grand job building them, didn't they?

This was a skate board ramp for my grandchildren and their mini skateboards

As much as I love high-tech for myself AND my grandkids, I also LOVE low-tech, simple projects coupled with educational TV shows and limited electronic game times. It really seems to make a positive difference in how they behave and that's always a help to a busy grandparent babysitting grandchildren, don't you think? And won't my senior mom love to see these pictures on her iPad? :) 

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P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Lisa

This is great. I love the wooden blocks far more than the Legos. I just may need to pick up some for my grandsons for Christmas. Your kiddos sure used theirs creatively.

Happy weekend to you!

(Oh, and love your word play!) :D
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2 Grandma Kc

What works of art! I love what they did with the blocks!
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3 debra

Have blocks here too / it was one of the first toys that I bought to store here. Sometimes the old fashioned toys that stand the test of time are the best! :)
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4 kaye

they did do a grand job! kaye—the road goes ever ever on

5 Vicki Valenta

We don’t have any grandsons yet, only granddaughters so far. But they love wooden blocks. I love “high-tech,” but not much beats a set of old-fashioned blocks.
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6 Lisa

Thank you for sharing this in the GRAND Social, Kaye. Sweet post!
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7 Connie

I have wood blocks but they don’t look like this. They are the typical square ones. The kids build towers then knock them down. It’s all fun until they have to get picked up and put away. These might work better since you can actually make something from them. Thanks for linking up with me.
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8 Kaye Swain

These were new to me as well, Connie, and definitely fun to work with. Even I enjoyed them. :)

9 Kaye Swain

I’m with you, Vicki – love high-tech AND love low-tech. Basically love all things that give the grandkids a creative, educational, practical project. :)

10 Kaye Swain

Thanks, Kaye :)

11 Kaye Swain

Oh Debra, they are grand, aren’t they! :)

12 Kaye Swain

Thanks, KC, I’ll have to tell them that. You’ll make their day! :)

13 Kaye Swain

:) :) :) I do have fun with words, can you tell! :) I have to tell you – my grandkids love both the LEGOs and the wood blocks – But if they had to choose, LEGOs would win hands down. :) There’s a new series out, I hear tell, based on the Hobbit. They are so excited about it all :) Blessings.

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