wooden puzzles for preschoolers

If you build it, they will come! Yes, if you build a castle all sorts of fantastic, mythical friends will come. Because a vivid imagination is sure to accompany any child's castle, even a simple one made from wooden blocks. Dragons,  knights, and princesses in distress will soon inhabit your toy room, along with a happy, healthy, creative child .Need to spark your child's imagination, dump out a set of building blocks and  join us here at Back To Blocks as we introduce the first of our Create A Castle Series. Each week we'll build a new castle from one of our wooden block sets. We'll start out with our first in the series by using our 60 piece wooden block set "Basic Builder". 


BLOCKS NEEDED


This castle uses every block in our "Basic Builder" wooden block set. If you are using a different set of blocks here are the blocks you'll  need to finish this project.


Small Basic Blocks-(16)2", (16)4", (4)6"

Large Basic Blocks-(8)2", (4)4"

Arches-(2) small

Triangles-(2)

Wedges-(2)4" large

Columns-(4)4"

Window Blocks-(2)2" single hole


The "Basic Builder' is a beginning block set so younger kids are going to need mom or dad's help. So get 


down on the floor, dump out the blocks and let's begin! It will be a great time with your child!


blocks to build a castle


STEP 1-MAKING THE FRONT WALL OF THE CASTLE


Stack (2) of the 2" small blocks on top of each other so they are lying flat on the table.


step 1 build a castle from wooden block set


STEP 2


On each side of the (2) small 2" blocks put a 6" small block standing on it's end. Then place a second


4" small block standing up about 4" away and place an arch on the top of each of these sets of 6" blocks.


step 2 build a castle from wooden blocks


STEP 3


On the outside edge of the arch structure, stack the following pieces, 1st a 4" large block, then a 2" large 


block, then a 2" single hole window. Then on the outside edge of these stacked blocks place a 4" large


wedge so the flat side is against the front wall structure.


step 3 build a castle from wooden building blocks


STEP 4-CREATE THE SIDES AND BACK WALL OF YOUR CASTLE


Slightly behind each corner of the front wall add a stack of (2)2" large blocks. There will be a little space between 


the front wall and this stack. (All castles had slits or arrow loops to be able to shoot arrows out when defending


the castle!)


step 4 build a castle from blocks for kids


STEP 5


Next place another 4" large block standing on it's end to form the back corner of the castle. See the blue


arrows below. Then use (6)4" small pieces also standing on their ends to form the back wall (see red arrows).


Then place a 4" small block on top of each side wall and (3) 4" small blocks on top of the back wall as


shown below. 


step 5 build castle from wooden blocks


STEP 6


Add another level of 4" small  on the back and side walls. You will put one on each side, place it so it 


meets the back corner. Then place 2 on the back portion of the wall.


step 6 build castle from wooden blocks for kids


STEP 7-MAKE THE BATTLEMENTS OF YOUR CASTLE


Place (8) 2" small blocks the make the battlements on top of your castle. You will use (2) of these pieces


on each of the 4 top blocks of the side and back walls.


step 7 build a castle from wooden blocks


 STEP 8


Now on the front wall add a 4" small block on it 's long edge spanning the 2 arches. Put a 2" small block


on top ( we used the one with words). To each side add a 2" small block standing up on end and next 


to it a 4" column topped by a triangle.


step 8 build a castle from preschool blocks


STEP 9


Finally on each side of the front wall put a 2" large block that is topped with a 4" column. These will


go directly in front of and below the window blocks. Last of all create some stairs by putting (2) more 2" 


small blocks in front of the first 2 blocks you placed when you began your castle. Then in front of those 


blocks add the final 2" small block.


step 9 how to build a castle from wooden block set


YOUR COMPLETED CASTLE FROM THE "BASIC BUILDER" WOODEN BLOCK SET


Your castle is now complete, so get prepared for all the remarkable things that will happen there. 


Call in your dragons, kings and maybe even a wizard. Yes if you build it, they will come!


And the best part of all, when you decide to leave your magical kingdom, knock it down and tomorrow


fly to the moon in the rocket that you create with your imagination and your set of wooden blocks!


wooden block set castle


For more castle ideas, see our Create A Castle section of our website.


Find lots more than castles at our Ideas For Projects page.


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