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.
Make Your Own Blocks
There are a variety of ways to make your own blocks! Preschoolers can help make them which will increase engagement and creativity.
Interlocking blocks such as Lego and tinker toys are excellent for fine motor development and engineering! Here are some DIY and Free ideas to implement.
Add Details to your Blocks
Your blocks can be changed up to add details to support engagement and thematic play.
Building area accessories
Having a variety of accessories is important for the block center. Swap out accessories based on interest, theme, or season to keep things interesting.
Use Recycled Materials
More Free & DIY Ideas:
DIY Road Signs from And Next Comes L
DIY Wooden Roads from Buggy & Buddy
DIY Fencing from Powerful Mothering
I hope you found some inspiration for your Block Space!
You might like:
What can I help you find?
Become a Member
Preschool Learning Centers are commonly referred to as Preschool Centers, or Learning Spaces. These are activity areas dedicated to a specific type of of play and exploring a variety of topics and activities. Download our Free set of Center Signs!