I love to create new experiences for my preschoolers. Creating a Construction Zone in our Dramatic Play center was another one of these experiences! This construction theme expands on a love that many children have - building!
Things that I included in this Construction Zone Drama Center:
Toy tools (hammers, screwdrivers, screws, saws)
Toy construction hats and vests
Variety of blocks
Foam pieces or Cardboard boxes
Printable signs and labels
‘I Can Build’ cards
Before opening the center, I modeled how to use the golf tees and the child-sized hammers. I only allowed students to hammer the golf tees into the foam pieces or the cardboard boxes - not the blocks.
Students got to work very quickly and I found them making buildings with the blocks, measuring their structures and working together. They also did a lot of hand-eye coordination practice when they hit the ‘nail’ golf tee into the boxes! This center was so popular, we had to set a timer to take turns hammering!
Looking to create your own Construction Zone? Check out this printable set: