Mega Block Printing

This fun and messy activity can be completed by children of all ages, it can also be used to help children learn their colours and shapes.

You will need:

  • Various colours of paint
  • Different size and shape mega blocks
  • Paper


Pour the paint into trays and place one mega block of each size and shape into each tray. Give each child a piece of paper, then holding the top of the blocks they can print their chosen shapes and colours onto the paper.

Whilst completing this activity with older children as a group you could talk about the colours they are using and also the shapes of the blocks. The children can also be involved in a simple sorting activity where for example all the red mega blocks are used in the red paint only, blue blocks in the blue paint etc.

Areas of learning covered:

  • Creative development
  • Physical development
  • Personal and Social development
  • Mathematical development
  • Language, Literacy and Communication skills

9 thoughts on “Mega Block Printing

  1. Thank you for your comment.
    You can buy Mega Blocks from a range of toy retailers.
    Unfortunately I do not have any pictures of these activities at the moment, but it is something I will be looking into adding to the site.

  2. i found by adding other materials IE sand, glitter,flour to the paint gives the children the oppertunity to experience the different textures.this adctivity can also be done useing little/big cars to make tracks or any house hold item,tooth/hair brushes,spatulars whatever is safe and usable for the children really.plenty of make marking oppertunities and chance to get very messy,oh dont forget the aprons. :-).

  3. Am currently taking a course in Early years and in a nursery for my placement.Will try this activity with the children in the nursery.Thanks

  4. Can you help me please?–I need activities for babies ages 0-2 years Bearing in mind that most of them cant realy talk.Thanks

  5. There are games suitable for young babies listed in the baby games category. There are also a number of sensory activities suitable for children of this age group in the messy play category. Many of the activities listed on this site are either suitable for, or can be easily adapted for children under the age of two.

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