Block Challenge

How many blocks does it take to fill in this shape

Today I share with you the Block Challenge. This activity preschool spatial activity was inspired by Jamie of Hands On As We Grow. You should join her Facebook Group, so much fun going on in there that I’m sure you will be inspired. and I thought this would be a fun challenge for my kids to try. In the original post wooden blocks were used, for us we are using Mega Bloks.

This activity got my children to thinking about space and size. It turned out to be much more fun that I planned.


  • Mega Bloks
  • Construction paper or heavy weights paper



Lay the paper on the floor and have the child fill it with the Mega Bloks but they are to not go over the edges.


KODAK Digital Still Camera

After they are done getting all the blocks on the paper and have them neat and tight the next thing is to have them remove the paper from under the blocks without tipping any of the blocks over. The person who tips the less amount of blocks over is the winner.


A filled in shape with Mega BloksThis was a fun activity and the girls really enjoyed trying not to tip over any of the Mega Bloks. We used different sized sheets of paper and even made our own shapes from them.

To make this challenge, even more, fun, oyu can have the child select one of two colors and have them fill the space with just those colors. We also tried using just one size to fill our spaces and that was a real challenge for the girls. There are so many ways to play with this and if you try it you will see all kind of alternatives present themselves. We played this game throughout the week and each day we played the rules changed. This makes this game a winner in my book.

Your child will enjoy this fun block challenge




6 Responses to Block Challenge

  1. Emma says:

    This looks like a great one for a rainy day! Thanks for sharing at the Thoughtful Spot!
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  2. that reminds me of fitting the play mats into our new play barn that I’ve just blogged about but on a small scale. It is teaching practical problem solving for the future!

  3. becky says:

    What a great idea, I never would have thought of this. Thanks so much for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday. I hope you can join us again next week x

  4. Nicole says:

    This looks like a great quiet time activity for my 4 year old when my 22 month old is napping. Thank you for posting.

  5. Diana says:

    Can’t wait to let my son Calvin try this out!

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