Unexpected Fun


I was walking through the Target Dollar Spot recently and came across these colored foam cubes. I snatched a pack for me to use with my boys, and we’ve come up with a few games involving the cubes and ice tongs. (My boys think using any kitchen gadget that doesn’t have a toy version in their play kitchen–such as the ice tongs–is SO cool). Our favorite games:

Tower Building: We use tongs to stack cubes to see who can construct the tallest tower
Quick Colors: I put all our foam cubes in a mound where each kid can reach; each participant selects a color; when the game begins, tweeze one cube at a time of your selected color out of the pile as quickly as possible; first player to retrieve all of his or her colors wins
Cup to Cup: I set up a cup for each color and my youngest carefully separates foam cubes into color coordinating cups to help him learn his colors
Pattern Power: Liam loves making patterns, so I try come up with some to see if he can continue the pattern until we’re out of cubes

tower building

quick colors

tongs + cubes

patern power


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Aimée was a co-founder of Paging Supermom. Although she dreams in pink, she wouldn’t trade her two energetic boys for anything. Between using The Force on surrounding battle droids and flying to infinity and beyond, Aimée enjoys squeezing in some personal creative time. With a background in advertising, marketing and design, she is proud to stay home raising her boys.

2 thoughts on “Unexpected Fun”

  1. What a GREAT idea! I wish they still had them. You could also use them for teaching math, with each color representing ones, tens, hundred, etc. Perfect for mental math.


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