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When you create this fun construction site sensory bin, your preschoolers will have an opportunity to reenact their favorite stories again and again.
Book-based sensory bins help you meet your student’s sensory needs while providing them an opportunity to play as you introduce them to a new story or read an old classic.
In Busy, Busy Construction Site by Richard Scarry, kids will explore the world of construction. They’ll learn more about dump trucks, bulldozers, ditch-diggers, and more!
Construction Site Sensory Bin
Book-based activities are a lot of fun, because they allow you to bring the story to life with your students. This particular activity is great for kids in grades PreK-2.
What You’ll Need
- Construction vehicle toys
- Artificial mini trees
- Rocks and/or stones
- Small building blocks
- Wooden popsicle sticks
- Sensory tray
- Book: Busy Busy Construction Site by Richard Scarry
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Pour a thin layer of sand at the bottom layer of the sensory tray. Spread the sand out evenly.
Add the stones/rocks to the bin.
Add the construction toys, building blocks, and popsicle sticks. Then, place the trees around the bin.
Allow the child to engage with the sensory bin and observe his/her actions with the contents of the bin!
CONSTRUCTION SITE PICTURE BOOKS
Fill your book basket with a great collection of construction site picture books. 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.
Digger, Dozer, Dumper – Sixteen boisterous, rhyming poems—each one highlighting the job and personality of a different vehicle, from a backhoe to an ambulance to a snowplow—introduce young children to their favorite trucks face-to-face.
My Best Pop-Up Construction Site Book – My Best Pop-Up Construction Site Book is a large format sturdy, noisy board book that takes young readers on a pop-up surprise journey through a construction site filled with diggers, cranes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and more.
The Truck Book – Climb behind the wheel of over 50 different types of trucks, from dump trucks and fire trucks to tanker trucks and ice cream trucks!
These construction and community vehicle story stones are a wonderful way for children to use their imagination! Imagination promotes thinking, speech, creativity! Perfect for parents and teachers to engage little hands and minds and foster literacy at the same time! Great for tactile stimulation.
This felt tool playset is perfect for any young carpenter or construction worker! Designed especially for toddler hands, they are plush and easy to grasp. Play time will be lots of fun as children use their tools to fix things. These tools have great details to make them more realistic.