Chalk Blocks

basic wood blocks + chalkboard paint = hours of fun and games

endless possibilities


With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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  1. What a great idea! I never would have thought of chalkboard blocks. You’re right – the possibilities are limitless. Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. hi. I am working on a 10 ways to use chalk paint kids love. I would love to includet his post with one photo and a link back. If you do not want me to use this post will you please message me. These look like so much fun. Jaime

“Mariah Bruehl is a professional, highly creative and passionate person who communicates hope and positivism to others. Her dedication and expertise provides parents like me with the support and guidance needed for supplementing and enriching our children’s education. Mariah is a one of a kind educator that is making a great difference out there in the world.”

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