Pattern Block Trays
Triangular and hexagonal trays to hold pattern blocks for children to experiment and build mosaic designs. Though restrictive in that they form an outside design border, the advantage is that the blocks stay put. We tested these with our old set of wooden pattern blocks. The triangular tray worked alright, though it was a little tight. Working with the hexagonal tray was frustrating! After many unsuccessful attempts at jamming the last few blocks in, we got the bright idea of switching to plastic blocks. You know, that little bit of paint really makes a difference! We found that the .5 cm plastic blocks worked the best; we had no trouble with these. The blocks slid right in and were a pleasure to work with. So, if you have plastic pattern blocks - these will be a great addition! (The set of 250 blocks works better than a set of 100, as you have more blocks to work with). If not, and you like the concept, you'll have to invest in a set of plastic blocks to use them. My testers (Stephen and Janine) kept at it for hours!