Hardwood Block Set {Giveaway}

Mark and I collect open ended, creativity inspiring toys for our children, toys that both boys and girls enjoy and that will entertain a wide range of ages. As a matter of fact we routinely cull toys that don’t have those possibilities. The latest addition to our selection of open-ended, creative toys is this large set of hardwood blocks from Constructive Playthings.

This is the same set of blocks that my parents had and I played with as a child, the same blocks that my children and their cousins still play with when they visit the grandparents. This is a toy that Mark and I plan to keep for our grandchildren.

The hardwood unit blocks super saver set is a set of hardwood standard unit (1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″) blocks with a variety of double units, half units, arches, cylinders, ramps and more totaling 82 blocks in all. These blocks are high quality, smooth and lovely. We’ve been absolutely delighted.

Our children have enjoyed creating cities, towers and castles in addition to road systems and ramps for their matchbox cars. They’ve made forts for army men and houses for themselves. If we only had one toy in our home, I think it would be a quality set of hardwood blocks and this set is delightful.

Constructive Playthings now carries these great brands online:

You will receive 15% off your entire order if you click through the Constructive Moms button in my sidebar.

Buy it.

You may buy the Super Saver Set of Hardwood Unit Blocks at Constructive Playthings for $89.99. They also offer the same set in color for $94.99. Remember if you click through my Constructive Moms button you will receive 15% off your entire purchase so the regular set would be $74.50 and the color set would be $80.74.

Win it.

One Raising Olives reader will win the Super Saver set of Hardwood Unit Blocks. Follow the instructions below to enter and please leave a separate comment for each entry.

Mandatory entry:

  • Visit cptoy.com by clicking on the Constructive Playthings Button below and take a look around. Come back here and tell me what other item a child in your life would love to receive. Remember that by clicking this button you will receive a 15% discount off your entire order.

Extra entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.)

Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only and will end on Thursday, May 5.

Our family received the hardwood block set from Constructive Playthings to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

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247 Responses to Hardwood Block Set {Giveaway}
  1. Hannah
    April 19, 2011 | 2:58 pm

    My little boy would love the Dinosaur Park which looks really cool.


  2. Kate
    April 19, 2011 | 3:14 pm

    There is so much to choose from, but I think, other than the blocks, I’d choose the bristle blocks. I’d love getting the hardwood blocks because we have 5 children under 4 years, so the small set we invested in a few years ago just isn’t enough for them to build much of anything. I like the bristle blocks because we, too, have weeded out toys that are “popular” now but will be boring later. We also love open-ended toys and toys that, if you lose a part, you haven’t ruined the whole set :).


  3. JoyfulMom
    April 19, 2011 | 6:06 pm

    We have a small set of blocks that I had bought when I only had children, before God had laid on my heart that I should not hinder His wonderful blessings…now, my set of blocks is not enough! How my kids love to build with them, but we don’t have the large size. Those look fun.

    The boys really would love the marble run set.


  4. JoyfulMom
    April 19, 2011 | 6:08 pm

    The Smart Lab Fashion would be very cool for the artsy kids in this house :) but the blocks would be for all!


  5. Anita
    April 19, 2011 | 8:20 pm

    With 8 children more blocks would be a blessing. Looking through the constructive mom website can make one drool, but I know a little girl (our only girl!)who loves to draw and paint and who would love a double sided easel.


  6. Anne
    April 19, 2011 | 9:52 pm

    Woah, so many great toys! I’d actually have to go with the safety goggles for dress ups and kitchen experiments. :)


  7. Rachel
    April 20, 2011 | 12:12 am

    My little guy turns 3 in June and he would love these blocks! Or any of the building toys, like the tinker toys.


  8. Darla
    April 20, 2011 | 7:30 am

    No question here. Legos (creator) for the boys and the pink kitchen set for the girl. :)


  9. Brandy aka Lil' Momma
    April 20, 2011 | 6:01 pm

    How can you choose just one thing. Oh there is the personalized caps, then there is the kitchen sets, oh and don’t forget about the art sets. My kids would go nuts looking at all this stuff. Would love to win these blocks!!


  10. Brandy aka Lil' Momma
    April 20, 2011 | 6:02 pm

    I have “liked” constructive playthings on fb :^)


  11. Brandy aka Lil' Momma
    April 20, 2011 | 6:03 pm

    Shared this give away on fb!


  12. Alina Joy
    April 20, 2011 | 6:33 pm

    What a neat site! Thanks for sharing it! The big barn playset would be my #1 choice for the little farmhands around here!


  13. Alina Joy
    April 20, 2011 | 6:34 pm

    I like constructive playthings on Facebook!


  14. Dee Peight
    April 20, 2011 | 8:32 pm

    Our little boys love science and drool over things like microscopes and telescopes. The website is full of cool stuff that we all would enjoy!


  15. Amy
    April 21, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    My girls would LOVE the Modern Country Kitchen! From the 2 year old to the 10 year old one of their favorite times is Kitchen Time!


  16. Amy
    April 21, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    “Like” Constructive Playthings on FB


  17. Mackenzie
    April 21, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    I think my little girl would love the first real gardening set. We’ve been working in our garden lately and she keeps “stealing” my stuff.


  18. Janelle
    April 21, 2011 | 10:41 pm

    My kids would like anything and everything in the science page. If I had to choose which I would get for them, it would likely be the nature explorer set.


  19. Angela
    April 21, 2011 | 10:53 pm

    Wow! Would LOVE to win this. I also like the Full Body Family Puppets! What fun and what a great deal! Thank you!


  20. Noel
    April 22, 2011 | 2:22 am

    Wow! What a great giveaway and site. My daughter and sons would love the Deluxe Nature Explorer Set. We have been spending more time out doors now that the weather is shaping up and loving it. Yesterday they sat there for a half hour watching Ants & other bugs!


  21. Noel
    April 22, 2011 | 2:23 am

    I also liked Constructive Playthings FB page!


  22. Noel
    April 22, 2011 | 2:26 am

    I have also shared the giveaway on FB.


  23. Alba
    April 24, 2011 | 11:10 pm

    No way I can get this if I don’t get it through here. Seminary mom, just one check of 20 hours for the grace of the Lord. So I am here, too :D.


  24. Dinika
    April 25, 2011 | 8:47 am

    I love the Birthday Party Melissa and Doug wooden cake! My DS is going to be one and that would be a great gift instead of real sugary cake!


  25. Sarah P.
    April 25, 2011 | 4:03 pm

    My little girl would love that basket of babies.


  26. Miracle Quelle
    April 25, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    I like the microscope and the art packs.


  27. Miracle Quelle
    April 25, 2011 | 10:36 pm

    I liked constructive playthings on facebook.


  28. Kristin
    April 26, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    My girls would love the personalized toy chests. I would love to have a set of these blocks.


  29. Kristin
    April 26, 2011 | 10:34 pm

    I have ‘liked’ Constructive Playthings on facebook.


  30. Kristin
    April 26, 2011 | 10:37 pm

    I am following @ConstructiveMom on Twitter.


  31. Shana
    April 26, 2011 | 10:52 pm

    My son would love the Action Costumes. He has two little sisters and they love to play dress up. We are always trying to get creative with him wearing a scarf or a green outfit to look like Peter Pan. He would love to play with some more masculine dress-up outfits.


  32. coffeemamma
    April 27, 2011 | 7:43 pm

    Playmobil, absolutely!


  33. Lauren
    April 27, 2011 | 10:33 pm

    I have two little boys with another on the way. They love so many things from the Melissa and Doug line and they would also have fun with the construction dominoes.


  34. Alicia
    April 29, 2011 | 10:25 am

    My daughter has just started to really enjoy pushing things around so I think she would like the My Doll Carriage. She also likes to knock things down so I’m sure the blocks would be a hit.


  35. Alicia
    April 29, 2011 | 10:27 am

    Shared on facebook.


  36. Alicia
    April 29, 2011 | 10:28 am

    I *like* Constructive Playthings on facebook.


  37. Ashley
    April 29, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    My kids would Love th stomp and shoot thing! I have liked this on FB!


  38. Eve
    April 29, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    We would love to have a set of those blocks. We may just have to buy one.


  39. marshan
    April 30, 2011 | 10:48 pm

    Oh, I love the kitchen and all the accessories to it!!! Do I need it? No, but it sure is cute!


  40. Allie
    May 1, 2011 | 3:31 am

    I would love to get the “Dress to Nest Dolls” for my 3 year old. He’s at the age where he *wants* to dress himself, but doesn’t quite have all the fine motor skills he needs to do so successfully. He’d love those! (& the blocks, or course!). :)


  41. Elizabeth
    May 1, 2011 | 10:23 pm

    I think my little boy would love the soft playforms!


  42. Jen Henderson
    May 2, 2011 | 1:20 am

    Wooden Pioneer Building Logs is a standout favorite at our house. These are Lincoln Logs by any other name, same quality, but far more for your money. Also, modern Lincoln Logs are sold in creativity-constricting sets, with instructions and pictures of only one or two buildings. Not so these, and with so many pieces to use, they are great for creative constructions.

    This is another example of open-ended play potential, and has occupied my children for MANY hours. In their little world, these have become ships, playgrounds (the short logs are peg people), armies and fortifications, etc. etc. We bought ours several years ago from Constructive Playthings, and they have been some of the most-used toys in our house.

    Thanks for the discount by clicking through your blog, by the way. This vendor is one of my main go-to’s for birthdays and Christmas, so I’ll be sure to keep that discount in mind.


  43. Steph
    May 5, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    I like the idea of the hanging art gallery, but my girls would probably most enjoy the puppet theater and royal puppet play set.


  44. Steph
    May 5, 2011 | 2:03 pm

    I also follow CP on FB.


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