Construction Sensory Tub
To really make sense of what construction vehicles do - children need to have a go themselves. So I set up this tub with kinetic sand and pebbles of various sizes for Miss M to explore. The dump truck and bulldozer were set to work! I'm sure there are many more things that could be added to a tub like this - but we just kept it simple :)
Cardboard Box Car Park
There's something to appealing to kids about lining up all their vehicles...
... and it's so easy to create your own car park just with a cardboard box! This idea is thanks to B-Inspired Mama and she's added a numeracy element this this idea! (image used with permission).
Construction Vehicle Collage
This is such a cool art idea! We just printed off a template of a dump truck, coloured it in, cut it out to stick on some cardboard and then searched our pantry for the rest of our materials. We glued the brown rice on to look like the dump truck was dumping it out. (PS - how good is her colouring getting?? Not bad for 3.5!)
Make your own roads, shapes, letters or just one long road with this Kmart road tape. Your construction vehicles will be able to get from one place to another!
Going off topic here - but I had the HARDEST time finding this in Kmart. They were doing stocktake or something because there were staff everywhere yet NO ONE could help me find it! I had Little Man in the carrier whilst pushing a trolley, and every aisle I went down - I couldn't get through because someone was there, it was so frustrating! I asked several staff who all said "I'm not from this store!". I looked on the website via my phone - yes they had it, yes they had it at THIS STORE! I was sent to the craft section, I was sent to the stationery section and I eventually found it. It shouldn't have been that hard! Anyway, back to the post...
Lego Duplo Train
One of my favourite kid bloggers Kate from Picklebums shared 6 ways to play with cars over at Childhood 101. Alison at The Way He Plays also has some fabulous ideas (and her almost 3 year old is obsessed with cars!).
|Image used with permission.|
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