A construction unit is fun for preschoolers at any time of year. I especially like a construction theme in the summer because of its high interest for many children … and because it can easily be moved outdoors.
Today I want to share some fun construction activities that work well for a Montessori-inspired construction unit. Since there are so many activities that can be used for a construction theme, I’ll keep this post manageable by focusing on activities with tools, construction sites, and construction vehicles. The sensory bins I’m featuring are ones with construction vehicles that would work especially well for learning the name of each vehicle.
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Construction Theme from Stay at Home Educator
Construction Theme Ideas from Pre-K Fun
Construction Books and Materials (some non-related materials were added to the search, but you’ll still find lots of construction materials in the link) from Montessori Services
Pipe Building from Montessori at Home (my post)
PVC Pipe Building from A Mom with a Lesson Plan
Transporting with Diggers from Playful Journey
Constructing with Styrofoam from Happy Hooligans
Using Tools with Syrofoam from Playing Words 365
Touch and Learn Dump Truck from Reading Confetti
Construction Themed Sensory Box from Pink and Green Mama
Construction Site Sensory Bin from Play Create Explore
Construction Sensory Bin from Olives and Pickles
Construction Sensory Bin from Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Rainbow Rice Construction Site from Dirt and Boogers
Construction Week with Getting Messy with Ms. Jessi
Vehicle Number Match from JDaniel4’s Mom
Fun with Construction (including construction math workshop and hammer your name) from Katherine Marie
Dump Truck Counting Mat from The Measured Mom
Construction Truck Counting from Frugal Fun 4 Boys
Construction Truck Names from Preschool Powol Packets
Construction Vehicles – Words and Picture Cards (available inexpensively) from Montessori Print Shop
Alphabet Construction Site from My Nearest and Dearest
26 Sensory Alphabet Digs from Growing Book by Book
A-maze-ing Learning Letters Game from How Wee Learn
Alphabet Rocks Construction Site Activity from The Imagination Tree
Wrecking Ball Activity from Fantastic Fun and Learning
Construction Unit Study Pinterest Board
You’ll find construction activities of all kinds on my Construction Unit Study Pinterest board.
Have you done a construction unit in your homeschool or classroom? Do you have plans for one?
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