We've talked about adding chalkboard paint to all kinds of things from dining tables to pantry doors, but we hadn't come across this idea yet. Painting wooden blocks with chalk:
Kids can then draw on the blocks and create puzzles that fit together. They can also practice spelling, sentences, and numbers. If you've got a little bit of chalkboard paint left lying around somewhere, this is the perfect way to use it up!
More inspiration and instructions for the project at Playful Learning.
(Image: Playful Learning)