My children love to build. We have different kinds of building blocks sets, but I wanted to find the best outdoor building blocks that wouldn’t get as damaged and scratched. I found them! Here is a wooden set of building blocks, but they are painted over with chalk paint, so we can now draw on them with chalk!
Come and read on our adventures, using this wonderful set of building blocks, which is so much more than just building blocks. We love them! You’ll see why.
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The Best Outdoor Building Blocks
Take a look. This is just what we did in one sitting and we had an amazing time! This is, hands down, the best outdoor building blocks set ever! We took our jumbo chalk, our rainbow chalk and out think colored chalk let our imagination run wild!
First, we imagined that we had a city, full of tall buildings with lots of windows. In one window, there were some crazy neighbors. Then, in the window next door, there was an apartment full of dogs that lived on their own (I don’t know why, hehe). Finally, in the building to the right, only firemen lived there and there was a pole to slide down all the way from the top of the building to the very bottom.
In the middle of the buildings, there was a cute, typical home (my favorite). Then we created different types of transportation. We drew buses and bug cars and bikes. We also made a jet plane and a rocket. And the list goes on…
Before we knew it, giant insects, ugly spiders and slithery snakes were attacking that city and the brave firemen were sliding down the pole to come to the rescue. They saved the day! Yay! It is always good to have community heroes. My children jokingly said that next time, they would invite exterminators to move into that building, hehe.
And the Chalk Adventure Continues…
We have erased all of our drawings and used our sidewalk rainbow chalk to draw people on the blocks and we make up stories about them. We have also drawn letters in each side of the blocks and we make up words and draw a picture of that word on another block.
For example, we drew a pretty “d” on one block, a fun “o” on another and a squiggly “g” on another. We put it together and it spells “dog.” Then, we draw a dog on another block to go next to the word. It is so amazing to watch them come up with different words and learn to spell them AND draw the pictures!
Thank you for visiting our “The Best Outdoor Building Blocks” post! How about you? Has this inspired you to come up with fun adventures with your kids? Will you have a jungle theme or maybe a Christmas theme? How about an airport or a farm? The possibilities are endless and your children will love playing with them over and over (as so will you)!