Incorporate learning into play! Simply provide each student with a block book, where they will practice their writing skills, invented spelling, counting, and shape recognition. It allows you to put a whole new purpose behind blocks and provides you with a lot of information! Kids also love creating their own book!
Make sure you print out multiple sheets of the second page to make it a book. It is up to you how long you want the book to be!
It can be used with any types of blocks (pattern blocks, and unit blocks are what I typically use it with, but feel free to go beyond that!)