The next material in our collaborative Playful Maths series, co-hosted with Learn with Play at Home,  is building blocks, a material that most people will already have in their home or educational setting.
First of all I built some models using our coloured shape wooden blocks, some fairly simple, and others that were more complex.The more difficult ones used colours in similar shades, balanced shapes unusually or were created using many layers. Cakie didn’t need any explanation for this activity as the picture cards spoke for themselves. As she played I tried to get her to talk about the names of the shapes that she was using, and if she didn’t know, to discuss their properties in terms of numbers of sides and faces, their overall shape and appearance. When she finished all of my example cards, she started to construct an entire city using the blocks, then said “take a picture of this so someone else can try and copy it!” She also said that she wanted to try and build it again, from scratch, after seeing the photo later on!
The next natural step for this activity is exactly this, asking the child to design and make their own models, and even photographing them and making them into picture cards by themselves. There are so many ways to create beautiful art work and projects with kids using tissue paper!
In this little collection of posts from this blog, there are ideas for art projects, crafts, wall art, cards, story telling props, colour sorting and new family traditions! Hopefully you will have found a new idea from this list of a great art or craft idea for home, school or a kids club and will be able to try out using tissue paper in a whole new way! I am interested very much in the crafts because it shows the talents of a person.I really Love to do it and share it by my own self but s\ometimes it is difficult for me so I see or take(Copy)from net.

A great maths activity for preschoolers that can be simplified for toddlers and extended for school age children.
There are countless possibilities for patterning, sequencing, counting and sorting using shaped blocks, all of which are vital early maths skills. I took a photograph of each one individually, then printed them out and stuck each one onto card.
I set it out as an Invitation to Play and she chose a card to try first and found the corresponding blocks to start building with. This is a great game to play at home or in a classroom setting and there are so many extensions for children. I have wanted to do something like this for awhile with my preschooler, but I wasn’t sure how to start.
It is cheap, easily obtainable and comes in such a great variety of bright colours, making it so versatile and easy enough for even little ones to tear and stick!
All of these have been created by my own children at various stages of their lives, from ages 1 to 4, so hopefully there will be at least one idea that appeals to you to try at home too. Here you'll find plenty of craft projects for your kids sorted by type and by age group, you can even find projects that adults can make for their little ones. She's a creative mom with a passion for crafts and is always out searching for more to share with you!

Today’s activity focuses on the ability to recognise, match an recreate a three dimensional shape model, following a picture pattern card. If I had some much older children at home I’d be asking them to attempt to draw their creations. I’m you can also tell which kids have spatial issues if they cant reconstruct the pictures. Here are 12 fun ways to use tissue paper in art projects with toddlers to school age children. Use the category menu at the top or the search function, or just browse the thumbnails on the homepage. This activity is also a great way to demonstrate the contrast between the 3D and 2D shapes.
It also reminds me of my teaching days years ago when the kids would build in the block corner and had a real hard time knocking down their creation, we would photograph it for them to keep and rebuild when they wanted. Those were pre digital days of course, so we actually had to wait for the pictures to be developed.