Hopefully spring will be here soon, but until then I am always on the lookout for quiet indoor activities for my little ones until the weather warms up and we can head outdoors again. After a winter cooped up inside, my noise tolerance is a bit diminished! I think all kids love building towers out of blocks, and they also love to bring them crashing down—noisy and fun for them, but nerve rattling for me! My kids have also been known to throw a block or two—ouch! These colorful blocks made out of sponges are fun, safe and quiet. They only take a few dollars and a few minutes to make and will provide hours of quiet and safe fun for stacking, building and crashing!

Materials Needed

  • Colorful sponges ($1.00 for a pack of 2)
  • Cutting board
  • Serrated knife


  1. With a serrated knife cut sponges into 3/4″ strips.
  2. Enjoy a quiet afternoon!

Quiet Down Playtime with These Easy DIY Sponge Blocks!