Make Your Own Sponge Blocks


Do you have quiet time at your house? Looking for a little activity to keep the kids entertained, but also quiet?? This little activity for the kids is so simple, but my girls enjoyed playing with these sponge blocks for a good part of the day! Added bonus — very quiet!

While we were making sponge bombs, Clara started to build and play with the strips of sponges, and Emily joined right in!

I used ordinary dry household sponges and a pair of kitchen scissors to cut them up into interested shapes. The girls loved playing with these and built many exciting structures! I think they would be a great addition to our water table too. You know, to go along with the sponge bombs.

Have fun!!

 

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Comments

  1. For the life of me I can not find sponges like that anywhere. Back when you first posted about your sponge bombs I found some rather flimsy sponges and those worked well enough in whole block format, but everything has the scrubby thing on it.

  2. What a wonderful idea! The possibilities are endless here! I think these will be a perfect way to cool off at the water table. My little guy will go nuts!

  3. We made sponge blocks last year and they were a HUGE hit- especially with our kindergarten teacher friends.
    http://www.toddlerapproved.com/2011/07/sponge-tower-time.html
    LOVE the triangle ones. We will need to try that!

  4. I just ordered them from Amazon! Can’t wait to see what my kids do with them! They are excited to get to play with them!

  5. Valerie, keep the creativity/brilliance flowing. Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  6. just found this website and i love it.
    so many ideas i get for my son, marvel, 2yo.
    marvel loves building blocks and this sponge blocks gives me bright idea for him.

    thank you Valerie.

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