I picked up a package of these blocks at Michaels. With a Sharpie I drew a different simple design on each surface. Two children played at a time. I gave them each a sheet of paper divided into 6 squares with the same selection of Sharpies that I had drawn with. They used the wood block as dice. Each child drew what came up on their dice. The winner was the first to fill in all the squares with each of the individual designs. I was amazed at how easily they were able to translate what they saw.