Thursday, 20 October 2016

Preschool Construction Activities

Hi guys! For today's construction themed activities we worked on some number recognition by building lego towers, alphabet matching in our sensory bin and some play dough B is for bulldozer activity.


this was really fun and easy to put together, the objective of this activity was to work on number recognition and different ways to write the number. I wanted him to match the number with the dice quantity/how many fingers and number word. 

He was able to do this activity almost independently the only thing he needed help with was the number words. 


for this activity I combined black beans, our rock alphabets, lower case matching printable and a dump truck. He dug out all the rocks collected them onto the dump truck and drove them over to the ''work site" (printable). 

  Play Dough "B is for Bulldozer " Activity

I helped him roll out the play dough and form the B shape. He traced the outline of the b using rocks. 


This has been a really fun theme and I am kind of sad tomorrow will be our last day. I can't wait to plan our next theme! :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Egg Shell Mosiac Craft

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you a fun craft using egg shells. For chapter 4 in Story of the World Vol 2 we learned all about the Byzantine Empire. One of the projects the book suggested was a Byzantine Mosaic. The suggested activity was a little time consuming and messy so we went with an easier process and it turned out wonderfully.

  1. Egg Shells ( I used one egg for each child) soak the egg shells in some soap and water for a couple of hours. Let them dry and your ready to use them.
  2. Canvas Tile  (4x4)
  3. Liquid water color (undiluted) 
  4. Paint Brush
  5. School Glue
  6. Pouring Medium

Pour Glue onto the canvas tile, crush the egg shell onto the glue and leave to dry. 

Once the egg shell has dried and adhered to the canvass paint over it with your chose of water color. Let it dry. 

I had the boys lightly paint using a tapping motion. If you use hard strokes the egg shells will peel off. 

After the paint dries pour some of the pouring medium. It gives it a thick glossy finish and it also keeps the egg shells from falling off. I purchased mine from Michael's. Leave it to dry for 24 hours. 

We only had blue liquid water color but if you have more colors it would turn out really nice. I wish the picture captured how glossy and glass like it turned out. 

That's it! The project was really simple and it turned out beautiful. We will be making more of these mosaics once I get more water colors. 

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Math and Sight Word Construction Theme

Hi guys! For day 3 of our construction themed activities, we practiced some sight words and worked on find the missing number. All printables can be found at the bottom of this post.


We counted together and when we got to the missing number I would ask him "what comes next?" 

I set up numbers 1-20 for him, but he was only interested in completing 1-10.

Sight Words:

We've been practicing sight words using our preschool prep DVDS so I pulled five words that I wanted to focus on with him for this theme (of, all, he, with, my).

I put some black kinetic sand in our salt tray along with the sigh word cards and magnetic letters.I would ask him what the word was and he would spell it out with some help using the magnetic tiles.

Once he was done spelling out the sight words, he wanted to play with the letters and the sand. 

we added a construction vehicle and it turned into a letter rescuing mission. 

Here's a short video of him playing with the kinetic sand and magnetic letters.

All printables used come from the preschool construction pack that can be found here. Make sure to check out all the fun we had for days 1 and 2 here  here and here  of our construction theme.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Muddy Sensory Play

Hi guys! Today I wanted to share with you a fun messy sensory play that goes along with our construction theme.Go here for a fun bulldozer craft and go here for beginning sound activity.

To make the muddy sensory play all you need is cornstarch, water, food coloring, and a container to play in. I mixed 3 cups of corn starch with 2 cups of water. I added the brown food coloring into each cup of water mix together and throw in some construction toys/rocks. That's it!

I added some rocks for him to move around using his construction vehicles. 

It was getting really messy inside so we took the container outside and his big brothers joined in on the play.


This was a messy activity but he really enjoyed playing with it! :)

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Bulldozer Craft

Hi guys! Today we worked on a craft for our preschool construction theme. You can go here to see what we worked on for day 1.

  1. Bulldozer template 
  2. Paint
  3. Glue
  4. Brown Construction paper
  5. oatmeal (to use as the pebbles)

He painted the bulldozer yellow. If your child is up for it you can make the wheels black. 

After the paint dried I cut apart the template and we assembled it onto a brown construction paper. We added glue at the bottom and I let him sprinkle on the pebbles (oatmeal).

Once everything dries shake off the access and your craft is all finished.


I included a short video of our craft in action. I hope your little one enjoys this fun low prep activity.

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Monday, 17 October 2016

Preschool Construction Theme

Hi guys! This week we are working on a construction theme for preschool. We will focus on alphabet matching, beginning sounds, sight words, vocabulary, and number recognition.

Our first activity was a match the beginning sound using a free printable that can be found at the end of this post and rocks with the alphabet written on it. We've done a lot of practice with beginning sounds so he knew what to do. There is a video at the end of this post so you can see this activity in action.


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