The block center came tumbling down

When I came into observe clean-up time, I happen to notice that the block center looked like this.. Oh my!

But when I pulled out my camera to take a picture of the tumbling blocks, one little boy decided he wanted in on the action.

So he began to stack the blocks.

And then this little girl decided that this looked like fun too…

And then another little girl joined in…

And before long, we had a team of block stackers at work – I mean at play!

Stacking blocks is always much more fun when we do it together with our friends.

And when Mrs. Stewart comes in with a camera – you would be surprised at what we can accomplish all by ourselves!

Preschool Song: Stack the Blocks

Tune: The Ants Go Marching In

We stack the blocks one-by-one

Hurrah! Hurrah!

We stack the blocks one-by-one

Hurrah! Hurrah!

We stack the blocks one-by-one

We are having so much fun

Then they all go tumbling down – to the ground

Boom, Boom, Boom!

Repeat and change verses to two-by-two, three-by-three and so on…

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By |2010-07-20T22:35:41+00:00July 20th, 2010|

About the Author:

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has been working and teaching in the field of early childhood education for over 30 years. Deborah currently owns and teaches in her own part-time, private preschool called The Children’s Studio. Deborah’s deep passion for teaching and working with young children is documented and then graciously shared with millions of readers around the world through her blog and other social networking communities. Deborah believes that young children learn best through play and exploration and embraces this belief in all that she does in her own classroom so that she can effectively and passionately share rewarding, real- life, tried-and-true practices with other teachers, parents, and leaders across the field of early childhood education.


  1. amandab July 21, 2010 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Would they have done it without the camera? 🙂

    I love how one starts, and then the others join in, precious!

    • Deborah J. Stewart July 21, 2010 at 8:25 am - Reply

      I think the camera was definitely a motivating factor for the first child on this particular day! After that, the other children were joining in because everyone seemed to be having fun.

  2. Jackie July 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    LOVE the song! My 2 yo will do ANYTHING if there is a song involved!

    • Deborah J. Stewart July 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm - Reply

      I realize the rhyming doesn’t work on the other numbers so you can just sing the first verse over and over again and keep knocking down the blocks:)

  3. Rosana July 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Deborah thanks for sharing the pdf form about oranges….I´ll use with my students.
    kisses from Brazil

  4. July 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    The camera does work every time. Now with digital cameras the children just want to see themselves on the screen. I do prefer to sing my way through the day to get my children to do almost anything.

  5. Christie - Childhood 101 July 26, 2010 at 7:30 am - Reply

    Singing definitely makes the work go faster, as does a friend or two to share the load with 🙂

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