Architectural Unit Blocks
Item # 4201
Design an architectural masterpiece with this set of forty-four hand-scrolled and turned wooden blocks in eleven different shapes. This natural finish, smooth-sanded hardwood block set is packaged in a handsome, wooden storage crate for easy storage. Great value!
- Add distinctive classical features to block play
- Smoothly sanded pieces in a variety of important architectural shapes
- 44 wooden blocks
- 4.5"H x 15"L x 12"W Packaged
- 3+ years
- Product: 4.5" x 15" x 12" Packaged 11.7 lbs
- Package: 16.8" H x 13" W x 5" L
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COLUMN CHALLENGE: Hand kids one of the columns and ask them to examine it closely. Point out the shaft, the base (bottom) and the capital (top). Talk to kids about what is similar on both ends (both have squares and circles) and what is different (base is larger than capital; two circles near base and one near capital; shaft is wider at bottom, narrower at top). Ask kids to stack the columns in a specific order (for instance, right-side up, right-side up, upside-down, right-side up).
TALL TOWER: On a flat surface, take turns stacking pieces to make a tower as tall as possible. If someone stacks a piece that makes the tower tumble, the other player gets a point; the first to get five points wins!
PILLAR PARTS: Ask kids to find one large pillar and two small pillars. Have them arrange the pieces next to each other in different ways so they are the same length or height. Ask them to count the sections in the large pillar, then in the two small pillars. Talk about half and whole, and, as kids get older, fractions!