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Your school may not look like this one. But here is a fun project to build an old fashioned schoolhouse from old fashioned toy wooden blocks! It even comes complete with a school bell to ring. Take the challenge to make this project by following these easy step-by-step instructions. Playing with blocks is a great way for your kids to learn all kinds of important skills. Just ask any educator, blocks are considered one of the most educational toys!


Kids can enjoy this project alone, with mom or dad or with their friends. Grandma or grandpa would love to help too. The little ones may need a little help with some steps.


Here's a fun idea. Build this schoolhouse from your wooden building blocks.Then take a picture of it and create a unique thank you card to give your favorite teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week 2016. It's much more creative than an apple!


BLOCKS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT




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You will need the following pieces to build your schoolhouse-


Small Blocks-(4)2", (8)4"


Large Blocks-(8)2", (7)4", (1)6"


Arches-(2)small


Window blocks-(2)2" single hole, (1)4" single hole


Triangles-(1)small, (3)large


STEP 1-MAKE THE FRONT WALL OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE 


In the center stand a 4" small block on it's end.This is the schoolhouse door. Then one each side add a 4" large block and a 2" large block. In front of the door lay a 2" small block flat. This is the step up to the school.


step 1 wooden blocks schoolhouse


STEP 2-MAKE THE WINDOWS FOR THE SCHOOL


On top of the 2" large block place a 2" small block on the back and a 2" single hole window on the front. They both stand on their shortest ends. Do this on both sides of the front wall of the school.


 


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STEP 3-MAKE THE SIDES OF THE SCHOOLHOUSE


Add (2) 4" large blocks standing on end to form each side of the schoolhouse.


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STEP 4-MAKE THE BACK WALL


Stack 2 levels of (3)2" large wooden building blocks to complete the back wall as shown below.


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STEP 5


On top of the structure place these blocks starting at the back of the building. 1st a 4" large block, then a 6" large block, then  4" small block that is laid on it's narrow side, then in front a 4" single hole window block.


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 STEP 6


If desired place the 2" small block with lettering on the front of the schoolhouse above the 4" single hole window block.


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STEP 7 & 8-MAKING THE ROOF


This part takes a little bit of a steady hand, so little ones may need a little help here. Using (4)4" small wooden building blocks, gently lean them on each corner of the schoolhouse as shown below.


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Then carefully add a large triangle on top of the leaning blocks. This makes the roof of your schoolhouse.


wooden blocks schoolhouse


STEP 9-MAKING THE BELL TOWER


Inbetween the 2 sets of leaning blocks stand a 4" small block on it's end. Do this on each side.


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STEPS 10, 11, 12-MAKING THE BELL


OK this part is a little creative. You will need some clear tape. First take the (2) small arches and place them side by side with the curved part down. Then put a piece of clear tape to hold the 2 together.


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Now lay those arches on their sides. Take  small piece of rolled tape and stick it to the center of the curved part of the arch. You may need a second piece of tape that stick inside of the roll of tape to hook it securely to the arch surface. Then stick the top point of the small triangle to the roll. This will let the triangle (bell) dangle from the arch.


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Lastly gently place the the bell and arch on top of the 4" small blocks.


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Finally add the last  large triangle on the top.


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COMPLETED OLD FASHIONED SCHOOLHOUSE MADE FROM WOODEN BUILDING BLOCKS!


build a wooden blocks schoolhouse


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