Landmarks Around the World Preschool Building
Explore famous world landmarks right from the comfort of your own learning environment.
The block center provides many learning opportunities for preschoolers. In this center they are learning essential math skills, using their imagination, scientific reasoning, teamwork, motor skill development and more!
This Landmarks Around the World encourages children to create new and interesting structures; promoting problem-solving and an interest in the world they live in.
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The construction area is a hub of action. There is so much learning happening in this space, from building towers-to creating cities. The work being done here is empowering the engineers of the future.
Items for this space can be particularly expensive. A quality set of unit blocks can set you back hundreds of dollars. You will also find the cost of building accessories, such as pretend people, vehicles, and building sets, starts to add up.
Below you will find a collection of Free and DIY blocks/building sets, and building accessories that you can create for a fraction of the cost. I'm highlighting some of my favorite ideas from around the web, and ideas that have been shared in our FB Community.
Preschool Build a Chimney for Santa Challenge
Are you looking for a fun and easy learning activity to do before Christmas? Your students will have great time building a chimney and fireplace for Santa using this free resource!
Easily combine this Chimney for Santa Building resource with your favorite blocks, or building materials. This is also a fantastic activity to accompany the book Santa's Stuck by Rhonda Growler Greene. You can watch a read aloud on YouTube here.
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The construction center, is often referred as the "block area"-It's a place for children to engineer new creations! In this area children are learning to manipulate new objects, and they are learning new math concepts such as size (Big & small), length, patterns and color. This learning space allows them to use their creativity to duplicate the world around them, it also provides them them social opportunities to cooperate and work together with their peers.
So much learning happens in the Block or Construction center in the classroom. This is a fun center where children can have fun while working on dexterity, fine motor skills, problem-solving, a variety of math and science skills, hand-eye-coordination, and creative expression.
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