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.