Using happy blocks, create a habitat for the figures (cats and dogs). As the weeks progressed, students challenged themselves by building up and across. They made sure to tell about having to separate the cats and dogs to keep the peace.
Using pattern blocks, create a bigger shapes. Students often first sorted by shape and color. Then proceeded to build on their shapes.
Using geo shapes, build a city. Students first googled town maps to get ideas. Students then shared how they put in a school, bus station, library, and so on.
Using popsicle sticks + index cards = ? What can you build. Here is a race track! There's a tunnel in the middle for the cars. Also, the students talked about having to cut the popsicles to make it fit the corners--measurement!