Having two boys it is a known fact that we have blocks in the house. Not legos (well you know we have those as well but that is another post) but plain wooden blocks.
We have several types of wooden blocks here. We have painted primary color blocks, alphabet/number blocks, Thomas the train blocks, water blocks that are so old the water in them has evaporated and even some random things that technically were other toys but now make their home in the block container. Things like a wooden marble run that was much better suited for building than running marbles a tiny jenga type game that make really neat small blocks.
We have two huge bins of blocks. Although we have so many there never seem to be enough blocks here. These blocks get played with frequently and are fought over. Really!
Aside from arguing over who gets what blocks I love that the boys still play with them. It sparks their imagination in many ways.
Last Sunday Justin and Kaden each had their own bin of blocks (after much debating on who got what blocks!) This is what they came up with!
Justin created New York City. His most favorite city ever. (he has never been there but he has such a love for NYC)
NYC complete with The Statute of Liberty (upper left) Ellis Island, Governor's Island and many of the bridges that lead into NYC.
Here is Kaden’s creation! He came up with this idea all by himself. I am really impressed with his creativity!
First he put together our huge USA floor puzzle. Then he pulled out a placemat that has US landmarks on it and created many landmarks found throughout the USA.
The landmarks: At the bottom of the puzzle is an igloo in Alaska and a volcano in Hawaii (In Washington State we have the Seattle Space Needle, California The Golden Gate bridge. In Arizona he told me there were porcupines! I could not for the life of me figure this out! He meant cactus! lol. Moving back up to South Dakota we have Mount Rushmore and then the Missouri Arch.
In Oklahoma we have an oil rig. In Kansas that rubber band and rounded block is a barn in a tornado! I know a tornado is not a landmark but it was on the map so he created it. In Texas (Kaden’s favorite state) is just a building in Texas! That is how he described it! lol
Close up of the Seattle Space Needle and the Golden Gate bridge.
Close up of Mount Rushmore and the Missouri Arch.
Moving over to the east coast: A lighthouse up in Maine, The Twin Towers and other trade center buildings in NYC, In Philadelphia the Liberty Bell and below that Washington DC. In Florida the launch pad for the space shuttle.
And that concludes our tour of the united states!