Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Building and Construction

One of the first things that often pops into mind when thinking about China is the Great Wall.  We will be honoring it by learning more about tools, buildings and construction.

Nuts and Bolts Painting- we'll shake these fasteners around in some paint to make some cool abstract art

Scrap Box Buildings- our building supplies will come from our box of recyclables and scraps that we keep in the art center- can't wait to see what we create!

Blocks- you can't talk about building things without playing with blocks!

Marshmallow Structures- we'll use mini marshmallows and toothpicks to build all sorts of things

Exploring Tools- we'll try out hammers, screwdrivers, levels and many other tools to see how they work and what they are used for

Home Depot Field Trip- we'll visit one of Eva's favorite stores

Triple Decker Sandwich- we'll take building to the kitchen and erect a tall tasty lunch

Building Alphabet Under Construction [With Free Poster]   [ALPHABET UNDER CONSTRUCTION] [Hardcover] I Love Tools! Little Dump Truck, The B Is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC The Construction Alphabet Book Machines at Work I'm Dirty! Construction Zone The Busy Building Book 123 I Can Build! (Starting Art) This is the House that Jack Built 

1 comment:

  1. We are SO into building towers right now! Never thought to look at getting her some books to help make the connection. It's so funny how I make those connections with our nature related and outdoor play but never with the other areas of our play!
    Thanks for sharing.