Construction Zone Dramatic Play Center

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!

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Things that I included in this Construction Zone Drama Center:

  • Toy tools (hammers, screwdrivers, screws, saws)

  • Toy construction hats and vests

  • Safety goggles

  • Variety of blocks

  • Safety cones

  • Measuring Tape

  • Golf Tees

  • Foam pieces or Cardboard boxes

  • Printable signs and labels

  • ‘I Can Build’ cards

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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!

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Looking to create your own Construction Zone? Check out this printable set:

Pretend Play Props: Construction Zone