Create a Space for Building and Construction Play
The construction center in preschool 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.
Preschool Activities for Celebrating Community Helpers
Preschoolers love learning about Community Helpers.
Here are 10 preschool ideas for supporting your early learners enthusiasm for these important citizens!
Free and DIY Ideas for your Preschool Building Center
Spruce up your preschool building center with these free and DIY ideas!
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 by our members and readers.
Cement Photo Holder Preschool Craft
A wet cement photo holder is the perfect preschool craft that doubles as a mini lesson in science. Preschoolers love making crafts, there are so many fun art mediums for them to explore. Go beyond the typical paint, clay, and paper crafts with an engaging experiment with cement.
One thing preschoolers love even more is making crafts they get to gift to their parents, grandparents, and friends! Little ones love gift giving, especially when they get to make it themselves.
Wet Cement Oobleck Preschool Recipe
Preschoolers will love this simple and fun wet cement oobleck recipe! Do you remember being a young kid and writing your initials into wet cement? It was such a cool experience watching it dry and revisiting years and years later. Unfortunately, wet cement isn't exactly a preschool friendly activity but we've found the perfect recipe to mimic wet cement.
Preschool Building Posters
So much learning happens in the Block or Construction center in the classroom. Add these posters to your construction space to inspire the children in your care. 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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