Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Fun Manipulative Found at Target's Dollar Spot

If it's the end of July....It's time to check out Target's Dollar Spot for great classroom materials.  I receive no compensation for this.  I just love to share good finds with other teachers!

Today I picked up five bags... yes for a whopping five bucks... of these cool toys:


There are 28 pieces in a bag.  They are advertised as being for children four years and up. These colors were packaged for "girls" and there were primary colored ones for "boys."  I chose these ones because I like the fun colors.    

This is what five bags (140) look like in one of those large school supply boxes:


These toys are great for fine motor development.  They are not hard to snap together or to take apart.


They could be used to make patterns.


They can also be snapped together verically (sorry for the fuzzy picture).

I plan to use them for counting, color sorting, and as a construction toy during free choice centers.

Blessings,

Eilis



4 comments:

  1. This is fantastic! You have a lovely blog. :)

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  2. This is fantastic! You have a lovely blog. :)

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  3. Thanks for the blog post! Incidentally, my wife picked up a couple of these packets for a buck each at a target store two weekends ago. These are certainly fun to play with once you get a hang of connecting two pieces together. The colors are attractive and the pieces are well-built, however, its still plastic due to which the join between pieces loosens a bit after daily use. Unfortunately, there is no booklet with creative designs, other than a handful that's on the packaging! I was searching google for more information on these blocks and came across your blog. This is not exactly lego but still pretty good value for money and I'd love to see more ideas for using these "blocks".

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