This week we are doing a construction theme with the Virtual Book Club for Kids. The featured book is one of our favorites: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Dusky Rinker. This week our activity focuses on counting and learning numbers with a construction site counting game for preschoolers.
Construction Site Counting Game Set-Up:
Materials: One or more construction toys, small objects that fit in the truck (like beans or pompoms), paper, and a marker.
We used small construction vehicles for this activity. Only one truck is needed, but my preschooler wanted to use the others as well. For “rocks”, I used beans that I had on the pantry since they fit perfectly in the trucks. Depending on the size of your trucks, you could use blocks, LEGO bricks, pompoms, buttons, rocks, popcorn, etc.
I cut squares from paper, folded them in half so they would stand, and wrote a number (1-10) on each one. To save paper and space, I wrote a number on each side of the paper “sign”.
Set Up: Set up is simple! I just put the beans in a pile one one side of the play area with the trucks. On the other side I lined up the numbered paper.
How to Play the Construction Site Counting Game:
First, my 4 year old drove a truck to the “rocks” (beans) and loaded some into it as he counted. He then drove the truck to the sign with the corresponding number and unloaded the beans.
Next he picked another number, drove to the pile of beans, loaded up the correct amount of beans, and drove it to the sign.
We continued doing this until all of the numbered signs had their beans.
After we were finished they continued to free play with the trucks and beans for a while. I was surprised with how long my 4 year old wanted to play with it!
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