One of my colleagues found this project online (I'm not exactly sure where it came from) to help students learn more about Base-10 blocks. The students got to create their name using the blocks and we turned it into a poster. We then figured out how many units their name was worth.
We built our names with Base-10 blocks.
Then we cut out Base-10 blocks from paper and covered our names with paper those. The worksheet can be found here.
Then we glued the paper Base-10 blocks onto poster paper.
Then we figured out how many units our names were worth. We wrote that number 5 different ways (base-10 blocks, words, standard notation, expanded notation, tally marks, etc).
The kids loved it and they turned out great!