10 Hands-On Preschool Construction Activities

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Young children love to ask "why" and "how" things are made and what they are made of. A construction preschool theme unit is the perfect time to answer some of these questions.

Wow, I love these construction theme preschool activities and printables! These are great for preschool activities at home and homeschool preschool ideas!

Here are 10 more Hands-On Construction Theme Activities:

1. Construction Site Counting Game (To Be a Kid Again)

This simple but effective math game lets preschoolers practice counting objects (one to one correspondence) and matching them with a number. You can use rocks or beans to play this game.

 
Image: To be a kid again

Image: To be a kid again

 

 

2. Bulldozer Craft (No Time for Flashcards)

This craft is an easy way to integrate shapes into art. Have your child cut the pieces themselves if they are able to give them more independence.

3. Stick Houses

Craft stick houses can be made as a free-standing structure or as an art project. Either way your child will love to build their own home with these sticks. You can also use colored craft sticks to make their home stand out even more!

4. Construction Vest Craft (Never Shushed)

Even if your child has their own construction uniform, they will love to make this simple construction vest. Use large paper bags from your local grocer, and orange and yellow construction paper or duct tape.

 

5. Construction Site Scoop and Sell (The Imagination Tree)

This is a year round activity, and only takes a few minutes to set-up. Write on rocks that your child has collected, and practice spelling sight words, names, and simple words.

 
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6. Edible Construction Trucks (All Free Kids Crafts)

Since following a simple recipe is a preschool standard, these edible construction trucks are a tasty way for children to practice following directions.

7. Montessori Nuts and Bolts Board (Mamaguru)

Although this activity takes a bit of prep work, it is something that your child will love to do over and over again. They can practice fine motor skills with this fun nuts and bolts board.

8. Construction Movement Cards (Royal Baloo)

Preschoolers are learning how to control their body (gross motor skills), so these free construction movement cards give them a chance to practice simple body movements like spinning, turning, and more with a construction theme twist!

9. Build A Truck (Little Family Fun)
This is another shape craft, but it allows your child to make choices by building a truck using different shapes. You can also use felt to make this a reusable activity. After your child finishes their truck, have them tell a story about their truck. Ask questions such as, where is it going, what kind of job it has, etc. This will help to build your child's conversational and retelling skills.

10. Printable Construction Worker (Learn Create Love)

This free printable lets your child build a construction worker with tools.

Check out my Construction Unit and the rest of the Preschool Homeschool Curriculum.

 
 

10 Fun and Easy Bee Activities for Spring

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Have your kids started seeing bees buzzing around yet? We have flower bushes near our driveway so the bees are in full swing, pollinating away! In order to teach my children not to be scared of bees and how they are helpful insects, I have found the 10 best bee activities for spring.

Here is a toy bee life cycle so your children can observe the different stages a bee goes through.

Here are some bee books for your children to read and learn more about bees.

 

These are multi-age activities so all of your children will be able to enjoy the fun!

Bee Fact Printable/Itsy Bitsy Fun

Honey Bee Life Cycle Cards/Preschool Powol Packets

 

 

Bee Worksheets/Itsy Bitsy Fun

 

 

Beehive Fingerpainting/Crafty Morning

 

Pollen Transfer/Modern Preschool

All you need for this activity is kid-friendly tweezers and yellow pom poms.

Nectar Activity/Creative Tots

All you need is an eyedropper, yellow food coloring, and an empty egg carton to pretend like you're a bee.

Bee Life Cycle Printable Pack/Mama's Learning Corner

All About Bees Unit/ A Teaching Mommy

Honeybee Lapbook/ Life of a Homeschool Mom

All About Bees Minibook/The Tatttoed Teacher

 

 

What was your favorite activity? Let me know in the comments below.

5 Easy St. Patrick Day Science Activities Your Kids Will Love

Since St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, I thought I would find five easy science activities to enjoy with your children. Each of these activities are quick, use easy to find materials readily available at your local dollar store, and have a simple set up. Science is a great way to engage with your child and help them think outside the box.

 

Check out these easy St. Patrick Day Activities:

Celery Science Experiment/ Coffee Cups and Crayons

Watch celery turn colors of the rainbow. Super easy to set up. Bonus activity: have your children add food coloring to each jar and predict what other colors they can make. For example: red + yellow= orange

Science words to use: mix, primary color, predict

 

Magic Leprechaun Rocks/Gift of Curiosity


This one does require a prep a day ahead, but it will be worth it to see the smiles of surprise on your children’s faces. You will be making “rocks” and hiding gold coins inside of them. Once the rocks are finished, hide them in your backyard and have your children go on a scavenger hunt to find them.

 

How to Make a Rainbow/ Inspiration Laboratories

You probably have everything you need already to do this simple experiment! All it takes is a flashlight, white paper, and a clear jar.

Science words to use: rainbow, reflection

Once you are finished, have your children use the white paper to draw their own rainbow.

Shaving Cream Sensory Tub. / Little Bins for Little Hands

All you’ll need is a large tub, shaving cream, and gold coins. All of these items will probably be found at Dollar Tree.

Science words to use: feel, touch, discover

 

Easy Candy Science Experiment/Embark on the Journey

Kids will love to learn what will happen to Skittles when water is poured on them. Another twist to place skills in a clear jar and see what happens to the Skittle.

Science words you can use are solid, liquid, dissolve.

 

After the candy science experiment, have a “blind” taste testing contest. See if your children can guess the color of the Skittle they are eating. For smaller children, use the Skittles to review colors and counting before they enjoy them!

I like to introduce holidays to my children so that they better understand and relate to the world around them. Holidays give parents a chance to discuss similarities and differences between cultures. It also helps children to be open-minded about other cultures, and make them world citizens.

So what will you be doing this weekend? Let me know in the comments below.