Suggested Activities for Block Design

Concept/Process Area:

  • The ability to perceive, analyze and reproduce abstract design
  • Nonverbal concept formation, visual motor coordination, abstract thinking and spatial analysis


  • Puzzles
  • Legos
    • Following the patterns provided by the company; while creativity is an important skill with Legos, to develop better visual spatial reasoning, it is important to follow patterns that are included in kit, step by step.
  • Tangrams
  • Models
    • Following step by step directions
  • Assemble kits
    • Following directions
  • Arts and crafts
    • Following directions & patterns
  • Construct simple machines
    • Following directions & patterns

Commerical Materials:

Teaching Strategies:

Always Teach problem solving strategies

Sources of Materials: