This month, as explore we building and construction with our Build It Up Inquiry Focus in school, try this fun activity at home with your child!


Work Bench

Supplies: nuts, bolts, golf tees, styrofoam, play hammer, wood scrap, sand paper, paper, crayons, pencil, ruler, yarn or ribbon, twist ties

Set up a work bench for your child. On a table or in a flat clear bin, place various tools and loose parts (listed above). Encourage your child to draw and create something they would like to build. Ask them about their creation. What will it do? Does it have moving parts? Then, with their building plans, have them build their creation using the parts and tools on the work bench.

Keep the work bench available for them to design and build more creations!