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Your little ones will love this fun construction site sensory bin! It’s super easy to set up, and it is sure to inspire hours of imaginative play.
My boys loved playing with cars and trucks when they were little. Now, my two-year-old grandson loves them. I can’t wait to give him a fun sensory experience by setting up this sensory bin.
Construction Site Sensory Bin
Sensory bins are a lot of fun for little children. They allow children to explore, imagine, and create while using their senses.
When you create sensory experiences based on your child’s interests, they are more likely to engage in the activity for longer.
Young boys and girls who love construction sites, vehicles, and all things transportation will love this particular sensory bin.
To set up this activity for your preschoolers, you’ll need the following items:
• A plastic container with a lid
• Play sand
• Flat Blue Marbles
• Small construction vehicles
Clean out your plastic bin, if it’s been used before. Fill it ⅓ full with play sand. You might even want to heap a little extra in one corner to create a hill.
Add several of the flat blue marbles to create a pond in another corner.
Place several twigs around the bin to create trees and logs for excavating.
Add rocks in assorted sizes and shapes around the bin.
Then, of course, add an assortment of vehicles (construction vehicles or regular cars and trucks).
Now, allow your child to dig, explore, and imagine. Let them enjoy the various textures and materials in the sensory bin.
When playtime is over, you can close the bin with the lid so that it can be used again on another day.
PRESCHOOL BOOKS ABOUT Construction Sites
Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about construction sites. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.
If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!
Busy, Busy, Construction Site – Little builders will love putting on their hard hats and heading to work alongside huge dump trucks, gigantic bulldozers, and powerful ditch-diggers.
Construction Site – Toddlers can learn all about the busy world of a construction site, with easy-to-understand facts about all the huge, noisy machines that captivate little ones’ imaginations.
Children at work! There are so many ways to play with this construction site mini playdough set! Make tracks in the homemade play dough. Construct roads and lay pipes. Watch them bring the construction site to life!
With this Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site felt board set, kids can reenact their favorite parts of the story!
This hands-on community helpers activity helps children make a real life connection between community helpers and their tools.