In honor of our August Bedtime Book of the Month, ‘Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site’, we’re offering up 3 fun construction-themed activities you can try with your toddler or preschooler. Each activity reinforces the themes of the book and will provide an exciting way for your little one to engage in some hands-on fun after reading.
3 Fun Activities For ‘Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site’
- ‘Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site’ Matching Game. This matching game, created by the author and illustrator of the book itself, looks like loads of fun (and it’s affordable!) The game comes with 72 heavy-duty pieces with printed images from the book, and the box includes a fold-over magnetic closure. Young toddlers will have a ball matching the pieces (with some help from mom or dad). Preschoolers may enjoy more of a challenge: set aside some matching pairs, shuffle them, turn them upside-down, and play a game of memory.
- Create your own construction site. This is a versatile activity – it can be as complicated or as simple as you want to make it! Have your little one gather up all the toys trucks, and then get to work creating your own construction site. On a rainy or cold day, you can do this inside; use blocks as boulders and rocks, for example. Use Lincoln Logs to create outlines for roads, and turn large mixing bowls upside-down to make hills. Or, if the weather’s fine, head outside! If you have a sandbox, that can be a great place to do some digging and dumping. Of course, your little one may prefer digging around in the dirt; if you’re okay dealing with the mess, that’s just fine, too! 🙂
- Build your own snack mix. This easy construction-themed snack lets your little one become the builder! Lay out several small dishes of snack-mix items, and put a spoon in each. If you want to be really creative, you can give each item a construction-y name: pretzels could be screws, peanuts could be rocks, chocolate puffed cereal could be boulders. Once you’ve assembled your snack items, give your child a small dish and help her scoop up what she wants.
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